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Jobs Friday clashes with March Fed meeting

It’s Jobs Friday. That means the monthly Wall Street guessing game, “Will they or won’t they hike?” will kick off after the federal government lets the world know how many

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Yahoo to lay off 15% of workforce amid $400M cost-cutting

Struggling search engine company Yahoo Inc. said it plans to cut about 15% of its workforce as part of a $400 million cost-cutting effort intended to “simplify” the troubled Internet

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Hiring, quits hit 9-year highs in December

The number of Americans hired and the total quitting jobs both surged to nine-year highs in December, reflecting a more dynamic labor market that’s starting to push up wages. Job

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Shell plans 2,800 job cuts as U.S. oil around $35

Shell says it is cutting 2,800 jobs in a pre-planned administrative move as plunging oil prices find a floor. The oil giant says in a release Monday that the job

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Jobs report could get Fed to pull the trigger

Whether the Federal Reserve pulls the trigger on an interest rate hike next month at its final meeting of the year could hinge on how many jobs the U.S. economy

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Businesses added 200,000 jobs in September

The private sector added 200,000 jobs in September, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, in a possible sign that the government will report that employment growth rebounded after slowing the previous

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Jobs report and Fed rate-hike dance begins anew

The last jobs report, released on the eve of Labor Day weekend, was billed by many as the most important reading on the health of the U.S. employment market since

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Employers added just 142,000 jobs in September

News that employment growth slowed for the second straight month in September renewed concerns about the economy and weakened the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later

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No alarms in weak March job gains

Economists don’t view the government’s report Friday of a skimpy 126,000 job gains in March as a harbinger of sluggish

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Jobs report may give Fed pause

For investors, the March jobs report means that the Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike could be slowly receding in the

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“Good” March jobs report may not be so good

The markets are gearing up for the all-important jobs report due out Friday. The report will likely show that last

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Weekly jobless claims fall sharply, drop 36,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that strong hiring will likely continue.

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Unemployment rate drops in 24 states in January

Unemployment rates fell in 24 states in January and rose in just eight, the latest evidence that hiring is strong

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Businesses add 212,000 jobs in February

Private employers hired 212,000 workers in February, adding more muscle to the frame of a growing U.S. labor force. Payroll

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Manufacturing slows as output, hiring weaken

U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more

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February jobs report

“Markets are looking for another robust jobs report, and bump up in (worker) wages, as a sign that the U.S.

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Justices defend Muslim girl in employment dispute

Supreme Court justices who have been sympathetic to religious beliefs and customs sharply questioned a lawyer for Abercrombie & Fitch

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Weekly jobless claims tumble

Americans are finding jobs, the government says, reporting a big drop in unemployment claims last week. The total was 283,000

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Businesses added 213,000 jobs in January

The labor market cooled off a bit to begin 2015, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, as businesses added a still-solid

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Jobs report arrives amid 2-day stock boom

An already hectic, wild week for investors gets potentially more hairy today when the government releases figures on how many

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