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People are reflected in the side of a Cigarette boat as they look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show.

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People are reflected in the side of a Cigarette boat as they look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show.

Consumers: No Hint of Job-Market Slump

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index was at minus 34.1 in the week ended March 31, up less than a half point from the prior week as measures of the state of the economy and buying climate improved. What’s been the...

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A recruiter reviews a job seeker's resume during a Coast to Coast Career Fairs event in Houston.

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A recruiter reviews a job seeker's resume during a Coast to Coast Career Fairs event in Houston.

Consumer Doubt Keeps Unemployment Up

Consumers’ uncertainty is weighing down the economy. The Federal Reserve said today that the country’s unemployment rate would be lower — at around 7 percent instead of more than 8 percent — if consumers were less doubtful about economic issues. “Uncertainty...

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A Subway sandwich shop.

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A Subway sandwich shop.

Bipartisan Consensus Here: Jared!

In today’s hyper-partisan political world, there’s finally something Democrats, Republicans and Independents agree on: Subway sandwiches. The sub chain, owned by the privately held Milford, Connecticut-based Doctor’s Associates Inc., is one of the top three-rated brands among supporters of both political...

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