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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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Happy 2014 – Will It Be Better? [PHOTOS]

 

Just a few hours ago...as we did "The Time Warp" into the midnight hour, I had no real feelings, one way or another, about 2013...

Thankfully, in this past year I didn't lose any family members. And

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Interns: Bad for the Economy? [AUDIO]

Those still looking for employment are faced with an obstacle that keeps getting larger - the number of people willing to take on an unpaid internship, in hopes of gaining experience and landing a real position.

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Economy Picking Up Steam to End 2013 [AUDIO]

This year has been characterized by a slow yet steady economic recovery in the United States, but the pace of that trend may be quickening with less than a week left in 2013.

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Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
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NJ GOP to Dems: What About Campaign Promises? [AUDIO]

While campaigning for re-election, legislative Democrats promised to work on job creation and the economy, but top-tier Assembly Republicans say those same Democrats have since abandoned that pledge.

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Turning Around the NJ Economy [AUDIO]

With business leaders across the Garden State expressing optimism about expansion and higher profits next year, Jersey lawmakers are discussing how best to keep the positive momentum moving forward.

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Income Gap Rapidly Growing [AUDIO]

The income gap in America continues to widen between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” and according to Bankrate.com, the gap is growing at its quickest pace among folks in their prime earning years.

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Survey: CEO’s Optimistic About Hiring [AUDIO]

A growing number of chief executives at the nation's largest companies are slightly more optimistic about the economy for the next six months.

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