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 213,000 jobs in January. Economists estimated the report would show

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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 jobs were created last month. Heading into “Jobs Friday,” Wall

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Jobless claims fall, suggests strong hiring

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that employers expect ongoing economic growth and the need to hold onto workers. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications

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Layoffs hit icons Coke and McDonald’s

Reality is hitting hard this week — in the form of pink slips — at two of America’s most iconic brands. Coca-Cola on Thursday announced plans to lay off 1,600

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Businesses added 241,000 jobs in December

The labor market ended 2014 on a strong note, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, as businesses added 241,000 jobs in December. Economists expected ADP to report 225,000 new private sector

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Services firms’ growth slows

U.S. services firms expanded at a solid but much slower pace in December compared with the previous month, a sign growth may have cooled at the end of last year.

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