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NJ’s smallest businesses optimistic about their future

A new survey shows the smallest businesses in the Garden State were continuing their slow, but steady recovery from the recession.

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Candidates and recruiters touching base at a job fair in Miami last month.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Candidates and recruiters touching base at a job fair in Miami last month. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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‘I quit,’ heard more often, is good news for US workforce

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Quitting your job - all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession - is becoming more common again. That could mean pay raises are coming for more Americans.

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Job Fair
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How is the Economic Recovery Going? [POLL/AUDIO]

Most states across the country have regained output levels, but few have recovered employment levels since the recession.

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Flickr User loyaldefender2004
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Sluggish Economy Forces People to Downsize Homes [AUDIO]

Recovery from the recession started nearly four years ago, and the housing sector is still feeling the downturn's impact. Instead of "movin' on up," many Americans have been forced to downsize in terms of where they live.

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Money
Flickr user: 401(K) 2012
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New Jersey Household Income Keeps Dropping [AUDIO]

A just-released report finds the median income of American households has dropped 4.1 percent since the end of the recession, almost exactly as much as it decreased during the recession itself.

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Dave Huss, Getty Images
Dave Huss, Getty Images
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Could America Slip Back Into a Recession?

The consequences could be severe, according to the Congressional Budget Office, if Congress can't find a way to keep tax cuts from expiring and to keep automatic spending cuts from taking effect in January.

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Comstock, Getty Images
Comstock, Getty Images
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Middle Class Still Being Hit Hard, Study Shows

The share of the nation's income earned by the middle class has fallen to its lowest level in recent decades. It's been surpassed by affluent earners as median wages stagnate and wealth concentrates at the top in a relatively weak economy.

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There has been a rise in domestic violence reports since Sandy hit, according to experts familiar with the issue. (Flickr User hang_in_there)
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Why is Finding a Job is Easier for Singles? [AUDIO]

Variables such as income level and education are among the popular choices by economists and researchers when compiling data on the employment status of a state or country, but some simpler factors can't be overlooked.

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Temp Jobs Aplenty in Struggling Economy [AUDIO]

The recession ended years ago, but a current employment trend shows the economy still has a long way to go before a full recovery.

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Wall Street
Traders on Wall Street (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Consumers Still Wary After Recession [AUDIO]

The economy nationwide continues to be stuck in the mud years after the end of the latest recession.

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