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Dems say it’s time for GOP to unite, end shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction and reopen the government with no strings attached. House Republicans said ...

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Consumer confidence dips as jobs outlook dims

WASHINGTON — Americans’ confidence in the economy fell slightly in September from August, as many became less optimistic about hiring and pay increases over the next six months. The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, said Tuesday that ...

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Computer upgrades cut jobless claims to 292K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits plummeted last week 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 292,000. But the drop was mostly because of technical issues in two states that delayed the processing of applications. The Labor Department said ...

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Consumer confidence rises in August

WASHINGTON — Americans’ confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 ½-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months. The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, said Tuesday that its ...

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Oil below $96 per barrel on jobs, stronger dollar

The price of oil fell below $96 a barrel even as the dollar strengthened against some foreign currencies. Crude prices have been rising, along with the stock market, and investors appeared to take a break from both Thursday. Benchmark oil ...

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