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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees, commuters wait for a bus on Jan. 28, 2014 in Chicago.

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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees, commuters wait for a bus on Jan. 28, 2014 in Chicago.

Freeze-Dried: Weather and January State Jobs in Maps

States across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and South lost jobs in January, Labor Department data show… As many states experienced an unusually cold winter, based on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association map…. …and as the Western United States was drought-plagued,...

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Job seekers line up for the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego on Feb. 27, 2014.

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Job seekers line up for the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego on Feb. 27, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 63%

The labor force participation rate of 63 percent in January underscores how the job market has recovered slowly and partially since a deep recession ended in 2009. The labor force participation rate — the share of people who are 16...

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Viewed through the opening of a promotional poster, a manager serves a customer at a Wendy's in Dublin, Ohio.

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Viewed through the opening of a promotional poster, a manager serves a customer at a Wendy's in Dublin, Ohio.

Making Baconators Not the Best Route to Financial Health

If you ever want a shot at earning an annual salary of $70,000 or more, the odds are slim if you have Wendy’s on your resume. An employee whose work experience includes a stint at the home of the Baconator...

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Contractors work on a retail and apartment building in Washington, D.C.

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Contractors work on a retail and apartment building in Washington, D.C.

ADP Data Sets Off Scramble to Warm Up Payroll Estimates

A private survey of companies that showed the biggest jump in employment in more than a year has sent economists scrambling to revise their estimates for Friday’s December jobs report from the Labor Department. The 238,000 hiring increase tallied by...

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Pork sausage sandwiches assembled at a factory in Simpsonville, Kentucky.

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Pork sausage sandwiches assembled at a factory in Simpsonville, Kentucky.

Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Factory Workers

Economists say manufacturing is poised for liftoff, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projections support the outlook. The sunny predictions don’t extend to factory employment. Manufacturing output is expected to grow by $1.2 trillion, or 2.4-percent per year, between 2012...

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U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) walks to the House Chamber for a vote on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) walks to the House Chamber for a vote on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Boehner: Obamacare More of a Problem than a Solution

Updated at 10:18 am EDT The war on Obamacare goes on: With word about September’s employment gains out this morning — word delayed by the 16-day partial government shutdown over a Republican bid to block the president’s health-care program —...

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Janet Yellen listens as  President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference to nominate her to head the Federal Reserve in the State Dining Room at the White House on October 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Janet Yellen listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference to nominate her to head the Federal Reserve in the State Dining Room at the White House on October 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Yellen: Economy ‘Farther to Go’

Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama’s nominee to run the Federal Reserve, pledged today to pursue policies that will promote employment while keeping inflation in check for an economy that has “farther to go.” “The past six years have been tumultuous...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 2013.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Day 3

Updated at 10:51 am through 2:55 pm EDT With Lisa Lerer reporting from the White House, Terry Atlas from the Senate House Speaker John Boehner has been telling fellow Republicans that he won’t allow the U.S. to default on its...

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People come out from a building with their hands up after a shooting happened at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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People come out from a building with their hands up after a shooting happened at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

White House: Mass Shootings Not ‘New Normal’ — What is Then?

Mass shootings are not “the new normal.” At least not in President Barack Obama’s eyes, the White House press secretary says. “He doesn’t accept this as the new normal,” Jay Carney told reporters today. The shooting deaths of 12 people...

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