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When Economic Stress Leads to Suicide [AUDIO]

A new study finds thousands of Americans and Europeans took their own lives during the Great Recession - between 2007 and 2010 - after experiencing job loss, or a drop in the value of their homes or stock portfolios.

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Yellen: Interest Rates Low, Economy Weak [AUDIO]

Speaking to a Joint Economic Committee of Congress on Wednesday, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy is improving, but areas like hiring and housing are still lagging.

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America’s ‘Wealthy Hand-to-Mouth’ Residents [AUDIO]

Millions of middle class American families are living paycheck to paycheck, according to an economic study from the Brookings Institution.

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Shaky Job Market Awaits College Grads [AUDIO]

The employment outlook will be a bit brighter for college graduates this year, if statistics keep moving in the same direction.

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Will Spring Bring Uptick for NJ Economy? [AUDIO]

It is no secret the brutal winter took a toll on the economy, but business is expected to pick up now that the worst of the harsh weather is over, according to a new survey by the National Association for Business Economics.

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NJ Voters Tackle Budget Woes [AUDIO]

Having no problem admitting the state's financial situation is dismal, New Jersey voters sound off in a new poll on how to address the issue.

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NJ Bills Target Manufacturing Sector [AUDIO]

Hoping to put a spark in New Jersey's slow economic recovery, Asm. Troy Singleton plans to introduce a series of bills that could shift the state's manufacturing industry into overdrive.

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US Employers Add 175K Jobs Despite Harsh Winter

U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year.​

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Fed Survey: Winter Storms Holding Back Economy

A Federal Reserve survey shows severe weather held back economic growth in much of the nation from January through early February. Even so, conditions improved in most U.S. regions, thanks to slight gains in areas such as employment and commercial real estate.

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New Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen
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Yellen Pledges Focus on Jobs and Stable Prices

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed has made much progress in repairing the damage caused by the financial crisis and recession but cautions that more work must be done.

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