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Obama promotes auto industry success in Indiana

KOKOMO, Ind. — President Barack Obama promoted the revival of the U.S. auto industry Tuesday, taking his pitch to the heart of the Rust Belt where a bruising economy has taken its toll on Democrats. Obama and Vice President Joe ...

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Economists: Nation won’t really rebound until 2012

LANSING, Mich. — In a good sign for a resurging General Motors, University of Michigan economists are forecasting a climb in motor vehicle sales over the next two years that should help bolster automakers’ fortunes. But don’t look for a ...

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Hiring still lags as economy slowly improves

WASHINGTON — Companies are still hesitating to ramp up hiring, even as more evidence emerges that the economy is slowly improving. Employers posted fewer job vacancies in September than the previous month, the second month of declines, according to a ...

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Employers add 151K jobs, most since May

WASHINGTON — Employers added the most jobs in five months in October, with the education and health care sectors leading the way. But the unemployment rate, measured by a separate survey of households, remained stuck at 9.6 percent for the ...

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Applications for jobless aid rise sharply

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking jobless benefits jumped sharply last week, after two straight weeks of declines. The increase undermines hopes that unemployment claims, after falling four times in the previous five weeks, were on a sustained downward ...

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Martin O’Malley: Parrying GOP’s ‘old saw’

In the waning days of a campaign dominated by economic issues, Gov. Martin O’Malley said he would reduce regulatory red tape and remain focused on the high-tech sectors he believes are primed for strong growth as Maryland emerges from the ...

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