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Knorr Brake’s Westminster expansion could bring 60 jobs

WESTMINSTER — A company that makes brakes and doors for passenger rail cars is starting work on an expansion of its Westminster plant that is expected to add 60 jobs by 2018. Knorr Brake Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday ...

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With fewest layoffs since ’08, economy strengthens

WASHINGTON — In in the latest sign that the U.S. economy is surging at year’s end, unemployment claims have dropped to the lowest level since April 2008, long before anyone realized that the nation was in a recession. Claims fell ...

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Unemployment aid applications drop to 9-month low

WASHINGTON — A steady decline in the number of Americans applying for weekly unemployment benefits is the latest signal that the U.S. economy has strengthened and businesses may be poised to step up hiring. Applications fell last week fell to ...

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U.S. factory orders fall for second straight month

WASHINGTON — Companies decreased their overall orders to U.S. factories in October for the second straight month, evidence that the economy remains weak despite other signs of improvement. The Commerce Department said Monday that total factory orders fell 0.4 percent. ...

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Manufacturing expanded last month at faster pace

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories grew last month at the fastest pace since June, helped by a jump in new orders and production. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Thursday that its manufacturing index rose ...

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October durable goods orders fell 0.7 percent

WASHINGTON — Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second straight month in October. While much of the weakness came from a big drop in demand for commercial aircraft, a key category that tracks business investment spending fell ...

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