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U.S. President Barack Obama enters the Brady Press Briefing Room on Aug. 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama enters the Brady Press Briefing Room on Aug. 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama: ‘What More Can You Do?’

“The nature of being president is that you’re always asking yourself, `What more can you do?”’ President Barack Obama said today. “Short of going to war,” there is little more the U.S. can do to dissuade Russian President Vladimir Putin...

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Lifeguards survey the crowded waters at Horseneck Beach in Westport, Mass, on July 6, 2014.

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Lifeguards survey the crowded waters at Horseneck Beach in Westport, Mass, on July 6, 2014.

Summer Jobs? Try a Marina

Summertime, and the employment’s easy — in some places. In a display that has the feel of a vital-signs monitor in some hospital ward, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a pretty healthy pulse of summer employment gains in certain...

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Production assembly mechanic Arvilla Minnich installs a safety cable on a CFM56-7 jet engine at General Electric Co.'s GE Aviation factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 25, 2014.

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Production assembly mechanic Arvilla Minnich installs a safety cable on a CFM56-7 jet engine at General Electric Co.'s GE Aviation factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 25, 2014.

White House: Best New-Jobs Streak Since 1939

In relentless pursuit of good economic news, today’s monthly employment report has given the White House some cause for smiles. American auto industry added 463,100 jobs over 5 yrs; best growth since 90s. June also best auto sales since ’06....

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People march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights during a May Day march on May 1, 2014.

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People march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights during a May Day march on May 1, 2014.

Latino Job Growth Driven by U.S.-Born

For the first time in nearly two decades, immigrants no longer account for the majority of Hispanic workers in America, a Pew Research Center report released today shows. That distinction comes as the Latino U.S.-born workforce continues to rapidly expand,...

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A worker installs power windows on a Daimler AG Mercedes Benz vehicle at the company's international assembly plant in Vance, Alabama, on May 28, 2014.

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A worker installs power windows on a Daimler AG Mercedes Benz vehicle at the company's international assembly plant in Vance, Alabama, on May 28, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 172

It was 172 months before May, in January 2000, when the U.S. economy previously added at least 200,000 jobs in four consecutive months. Employers added 217,000 jobs last month to top that threshold for the fourth straight month. The economy...

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A tug boat moves the APL Singapore container ship to dock at the Port of Oakland in California.

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A tug boat moves the APL Singapore container ship to dock at the Port of Oakland in California.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 3.5%

The U.S. economy will expand at a 3.5 percent annualized rate in the second quarter, according to a median projection of economists. Gross domestic product fell at a 1 percent rate in the first quarter, according to revised Commerce Department...

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