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A job seeker fills out an application during a Coast to Coast Career Fairs event in Houston, Texas.

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A job seeker fills out an application during a Coast to Coast Career Fairs event in Houston, Texas.

Economy Weighs on 2012 Vote — Equally with 2008 Vote: Pew Poll

Change? Not much since 2008. With President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney getting ready for their first debate next week, the issue foremost on voters’ minds is the same as it was when Obama debated Republican Senator John McCain...

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President Barack Obama sits during a break in a taping of Univision's "Meet the Candidates" in Coral Gables, Florida.

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President Barack Obama sits during a break in a taping of Univision's "Meet the Candidates" in Coral Gables, Florida.

Obama’s `Biggest Failure’ — President’s Promise Broken?

President Barack Obama, speaking about his “biggest failure” during his term in office, was asked today if he had broken the promise on which he ran for the White House. No, he said, it shows that work remains to be...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner prepares to drive the first nail for the 2013 Inaugural Platform at the Capitol.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner prepares to drive the first nail for the 2013 Inaugural Platform at the Capitol.

Boehner on Romney Gaffe: ‘The Election is About Jobs’

On a day that the House planned a vote to tighten work requirements for certain welfare recipients, Speaker John Boehner brushed aside questions about Mitt Romney’s characterization of people dependent on government support who need to “take personal responsibility for...

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Shoppers at a Costco Wholesale Corp. warehouse in New York.

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Shoppers at a Costco Wholesale Corp. warehouse in New York.

Workers in U.S. Face Stagnant Incomes and Cooling Job Prospects

As if the sluggish job market weren’t bad enough, Americans have one more thing to worry about: stagnant wages. Average hourly earnings barely budged in August compared to July and rose just 1.7 percent from a year ago, matching the smallest gain since records began in...

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A ''Now Hiring'' sign is seen in a store front window in Miami Beach, Florida.

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A ''Now Hiring'' sign is seen in a store front window in Miami Beach, Florida.

What a Jobs Report Memo to a President Looks like

Correction: In the 8th paragraph, the estimated number of new jobs added to the economy is 130,000 in the month of August, not 110,000. Before President Barack Obama speaks tonight, he will likely receive a memo that could predict the...

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Workers at a construction site in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

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Workers at a construction site in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Favorable Jobs Omen for Obama

President Barack Obama heads into his marquee convention speech tonight with more than just the nationally televised blessing of his economic record that former President Bill Clinton provided last night. This morning, a closely watched private report offered a favorable...

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