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Inside The San Diego Veteran Job Fair As Jobless Claims In U.S. Climb

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Bloomberg by the Numbers: 48.5

A monthly Bloomberg expectations gauge rose to 48.5 in June, the highest level in one year. “Sustained improvement in the labor market and modest wage gains appear to be offsetting rising food and gasoline costs,” Joseph Brusuelas, senior economist at Bloomberg LP,...

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A wedding cake hat during support of same-sex marriage in the Castro District after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8, in California.

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A wedding cake hat during support of same-sex marriage in the Castro District after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8, in California.

Gay Rights Gain Record Acceptance: ABC/Post Poll

Public support for gay marriage has reached a record 59 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll — up from 32 percent in 2004, marking what pollster Gary Langer calls “a dramatic transformation of public attitudes. During the same...

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The 2013 State of the Union address.

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The 2013 State of the Union address.

State of the Union: Questions of Confidence

If there is one palpable state of the union heading into President Barack Obama’s annual address before a joint session of Congress, that state is great uncertainty. More pointedly, a lack of confidence in leadership of all stripes. Just 37...

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Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair in New York City.

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Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair in New York City.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 335,500

That’s the average number of people applying for unemployment benefits in the past four weeks, the least since November 2007. About 333,000 people made first-time jobless claims in the week ended Aug. 3, compared with 328,000, 345,000 and 336,000 in...

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Shoppers at an outdoor mall in San Antonio, Texas.

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Shoppers at an outdoor mall in San Antonio, Texas.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: -32.5

That’s the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index average this year, the highest since 2007. The weekly gauge can range from 100 to minus 100 and is based on Americans’ views about the national economy, their personal finances and the buying climate....

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A home under construction in Glenelg, Maryland, on May 30, 2013.

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A home under construction in Glenelg, Maryland, on May 30, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 24%

That’s the share of Americans who have a positive feeling about the national economy, according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended June 2. While more than three-fourths of respondents said the economy was either “not so...

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Aviation ordnanceman practice color guard drills aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 15, 2013.

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Aviation ordnanceman practice color guard drills aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 15, 2013.

Most Cuts OK, Not Defense: Poll

The public apparently has little sympathy for complaints about the across-the-board cutting ordered in most discretionary federal spending. The public is more concerned, a poll shows, about the cuts in Defense spending. By a margin of 61 percent to 33...

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People look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show on Feb. 15, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

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People look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show on Feb. 15, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: -32.8

That’s the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for the seven-day period ended Feb. 24. The index, based on Americans’ ratings of the national economy, the buying climate and their personal finances, improved to the highest level this year after climbing for...

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