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Florida Congresswoman Holds Job Fair In Miami
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Warning signs on horizon as New Jersey’s economy grows

New Jersey's economy kicked into a higher gear in December as the unemployment rate tumbled to 5.1 percent, but uncertainty over public pensions and a fund to pay for road and bridge work threaten the state's credit rating, according to a pair of separate reports out Thursday.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 7, 2016 in New York City. Chinese stocks plunged on Thursday by more than 7 percent causing the Dow to drop over 200 points in morning trading. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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China’s market turmoil: Worry, but don’t panic

China's tumbling stock prices are, in themselves, nothing for investors outside the country to panic over. But some of the reasons for the slide are plenty troubling.

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Survey: US businesses add 257,000 jobs, most in a year

U.S. businesses stepped up hiring last month, led by solid gains in construction and retail, a private survey found.

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In this Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, photo, a worker carries a roll of sub flooring to be installed in a school bus on an assembly line at Blue Bird Corporation's manufacturing facility, in Fort Valley, Ga. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for December, on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In this Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, photo, a worker carries a roll of sub flooring to be installed in a school bus on an assembly line at Blue Bird Corporation's manufacturing facility, in Fort Valley, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Factory slumps in US and China heighten global economy fears

Fears escalated Monday that the global economy could struggle more than expected this year -- a prospect that contributed to a plunge in financial markets.

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US economy grew at 2 pct. rate over summer; a pickup is seen

The U.S. economy grew at a slightly slower pace over the summer than the government had previously estimated. Most economists foresee a slight acceleration in the current quarter and stronger growth in the first half of 2016.

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Burst of hiring: US employers added 271,000 jobs in October

U.S. hiring roared back in October after two weak months, with employers adding a robust 271,000 jobs and likely setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.

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In this Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, iron workers build the new Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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US economy slowed to 1.5 pct. growth rate in third quarter

The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the summer, reflecting a cutback in businesses' stockpiling of goods, which offset solid consumer spending. But most economists think growth has been strengthening since the July-September quarter ended.

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Economists see modest Q4 growth, fewer firms giving raises

Many business economists expect modest economic growth for the rest of the year, with only a small percentage taking a more bullish outlook, according to a new survey.

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Layoff Notice (Stephen Vanhorn, ThinkStock)
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Bad news for NJ job-hunters

There's economy is still recovering — but the slowing pace of recovery could make New Jersey residents and businesses cautious.

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US hiring slowed in September as global economy weakened

U.S. employers cut back sharply on hiring in September and added fewer jobs in July and August than previously thought -- a sour note for a labor market that had been steadily improving.

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