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Class of 2008 – Are these college graduates cursed with unfortunate career timing?

It was a year that experienced the loss of 2.6 million jobs nationwide. The unemployment rate ended the year at its worst level since the early 1990s. But for millions of young adults, it was still their turn to come out of college and enter the labor market.

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Reasons NJ’s recession recovery is moving slowly

It is no secret that New Jersey's recovery from the recession is lagging far behind neighboring states. Democratic legislators have consistently blamed Gov. Chris Christie. At a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Tuesday, Christie's treasurer was asked about the topic and laid out several reasons for the Garden State's slow rebound.

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Study: New Jersey among the wealthiest states

New Jersey tied Washington D.C. for the top spot in the country for wealth, according to a recent study.

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Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

NEW YORK (AP) -- When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

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Home construction on the rise in NJ

Good news from New Jersey's housing front: the number of new construction permits has jump-started this year so far to its best level since 2007.  

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Job seeker Craig Cline of Lincolnwood, Ill., right, meets with Jeremy Skeeters, left, and Lindy Hammel, of Aflac Insurance Co., during a career fair in Rolling Meadows, Ill. in May, 2013. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Job seeker Craig Cline of Lincolnwood, Ill., right, meets with Jeremy Skeeters, left, and Lindy Hammel, of Aflac Insurance Co., during a career fair in Rolling Meadows, Ill. in May, 2013. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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NJ, 31 other states trail overall US job recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states, including New Jersey, still haven't regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.

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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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NJ Schools Still Struggling from Recession: Report [AUDIO]

The Great Recession technically ended years ago, but New Jersey public schools still aren't seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, according to an analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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The Great Recession Causes Some NJ Moms to Become Nasty [AUDIO]

A new study finds some mothers reacted to the Great Recession by yelling at their kids more frequently, as well as scolding and spanking them.

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Have You Regained Your Wealth?

The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the Great Recession, a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis concluded Thursday.

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