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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.‚Äč

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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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Weak Jobs Report Still Provides Cause for Hope

For a second straight month, weak U.S. job growth has raised concern that the economy has lost the vigor it showed late last year.

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Economy Slammed by Bad Weather [POLL/AUDIO]

Treacherous weather conditions in New Jersey and across the country don't only have an effect on the roads and schools. Frigid temperatures, and one storm after another, also send a shock into the overall economy.

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Financial Insecurity Plagues NJ [AUDIO]

Two-fifths of New Jersey households are one crisis away from going over the financial cliff, according to a national report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development.

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US Economy Adds 74K Jobs

The weakest month of hiring in three years ended 2013 on a sluggish note and raised questions about whether the U.S. job market can sustain its recent strong gains.

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Federal Reserve Getting New Vice Chairman

President Barack Obama intends to nominate Stanley Fischer to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Fischer is a former head of the Bank of Israel. He would succeed Janet Yellen, who's succeeding Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Fischer is a

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
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Sweeney Calls Economy Top Issue for 2014 [AUDIO]

What will or should be the most pressing issue for New Jersey in 2014? The top lawmaker in the legislature said this year should be all about job creation and economic growth.

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