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Hiring slows sharply as economy looks weaker

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy suddenly looks a lot weaker. U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up. The dismal jobs data will fan fears that the economy is ...

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Stocks plunge as attention returns to weak economy

NEW YORK — Stocks plunged again Wednesday as investors turned their attention back to the weak global economy and Europe’s debt problems. Most of the big gains that followed a Federal Reserve pledge to extend super-low interest rates vanished. The ...

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Stocks fall as rally wanes; Gold, silver jump

NEW YORK — Stocks fell in afternoon trading Tuesday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average snapped a six-session gaining streak with a modest decline. Gold prices reached new highs as the dollar jumped 0.5 percent. A weaker dollar ...

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