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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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Unemployment aid applications rise to 352K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits increased just 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 352,000. The slight gain kept applications at a level consistent with solid hiring and suggests March’s sluggish hiring may be temporary. The ...

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Unemployment fell in February in 22 states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 22 U.S. states in February from January, a sign that hiring gains are benefiting many parts of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 12 states and were unchanged ...

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