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Survey: Brighter U.S. economic outlook boosts hiring

WASHINGTON — Companies are increasingly confident the economy will grow at a modest pace over the next year and are hiring more, according to a survey of business economists. Nearly one-third of the economists surveyed by the National Association for ...

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Unemployment aid applications drop to 334K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a sign that steady job gains should continue. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average, which smooths out fluctuations, ...

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Consumer confidence at five-year high in June

WASHINGTON — Americans’ confidence in the economy rose to its highest level in more than five years, bolstered by a more optimistic outlook for hiring. The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence ...

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Unemployment benefit applications fall to 334K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a decline that suggests steady job gains will endure. The less volatile four-week average decreased 7,250 to 345,250, the Labor Department said ...

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