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In ominous sign, service sector workforces get smaller

WASHINGTON — Two days before the government’s much-anticipated jobs report, a snapshot of employment trends in the service sector flashed an ominous sign. Hotels, restaurants, banks and other service companies, which employ 90 percent of Americans, reduced the size of ...

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Wall Street sharply lower on fears about economy

NEW YORK — Investors on Wall Street and around the world sold stocks with abandon Thursday, more convinced than ever that the United States and perhaps the globe are headed for a new recession. The Dow Jones industrial average fell ...

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Stocks rise on hopes for more economic stimulus

NEW YORK — The mere discussion of more economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve was enough to send stocks higher. Minutes from the Fed’s latest policy meeting Aug. 9 showed that central bank officials discussed a variety of options to ...

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Insurers lead stocks higher after weaker Irene

NEW YORK — So much for Irene. Stock indexes rose sharply Monday after it became clear that the tropical storm caused far less damage than many had feared. Stocks rose broadly, led by insurers. The Dow Jones industrial average gained ...

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Stock rise after storm damage is less than feared

NEW YORK — Stocks rose sharply after fears that Tropical Storm Irene would cause widespread catastrophic damage subsided along with the storm. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 220 points in afternoon trading Monday. Irene raked the East Coast and ...

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Irene: Wet, deadly and expensive, but no monster

The storm that had been Hurricane Irene crossed into Canada overnight but wasn’t yet through with the U.S., where flood waters threatened Vermont towns and New Yorkers who returned to work had to make do with a slowly reopening transit ...

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Stocks jump; Dow notches best gain in 2 weeks

NEW YORK — Stocks posted their biggest jump in nearly two weeks on Tuesday. Investors picked up cheaply priced stocks after fears that the U.S. would slip into a recession pounded the market over the last month. The Dow jumped ...

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Stocks open higher, breaking 4-week losing streak

NEW YORK — Stocks are opening sharply higher, breaking a four-week losing streak. Many traders are looking ahead to a speech by Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, at an annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo. on Friday. Some analysts ...

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