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- The unemployment rate tumbled to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, complicating the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision whether to raise rates in two weeks.
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- The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film.
- This summer most of us have been consciously aware to not waste water. Some of us have developed practices that will probably last even if we have a wet winter. Such is the case with one property owner who is taking his water savings to the bank.
- More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remain at historically near low levels in a positive sign for the U.S. economy amid a broader global slowdown.
Restyled Vans Find a Bigger Market Newer work vans that drive like cars, get decent gas mileage and are easily customized to haul people, packages or cargo are making the lowly panel van fun—and a big seller again.
Lower Gas Prices Yield Uneven Benefits The sharp fall in gas prices that began last summer has altered American life in ways spurring families to spend more at restaurants and clock more miles in bigger vehicles, while bruising regions and sectors that rode the oil boom.
Blurry Job Picture Poses Test for Fed U.S. employment growth slowed in August but the jobless rate fell to the lowest level since 2008, a mixed labor-market reading less than two weeks before a crucial Federal Reserve meeting.
Richmond Fed's Lacker: Case For Rate Increase Strong The case for the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates this month is strong, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said, though he also said he had not decided whether to support the U.S. central bank’s first rate increase in nearly a decade.
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