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Consumers spend and earn more, layoffs slow

WASHINGTON — Americans earned more and spent more last month, and the number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than two years. At the same time, demand for long-lasting manufactured goods ...

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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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Monday law blog round-up

Happy Monday! The cigarette makers don’t have to keep paying tobacco growers in Maryland. John Bratt’s technique would save those who confuse Alito and Scalia on the bench. The Supreme Court’s opposition to cameras in the courtroom doesn’t carry a ...

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