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Week in Review: Economic Ups and Downs

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Everyone was braced for bad economic news following the disappointing unemployment numbers of last week. However, the week may be ending on a good note following J.P. Morgan’s earnings report. ...

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America’s Unrequited Love of the Open Road

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Catherine Ross, Gazelle Index VP, said on CBS Morning Show, "To those who say 'I've already paid for this,' (i.e. the highway systems) my answer is, 'Sometimes you have to pay to keep what you have,"...

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Hot Small Business Jobs in 2012

Overall 12.3% more small businesses will be hiring than will be cutting jobs during the first quarter. The largest job gains will occur in information technology, management and administrative services, health and...

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Small Business Hiring in 2012

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The Gazelle Index Survey indicated that 26.6% of small businesses iwould hire during the first three months of 2012 while only14.4% of small businesses indicated they would reduce hiring. The survey results are...

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For Obama, the Good News Rolls On

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The economy and President Obama's positive approval ratings are improving. Auto sales and retail sales are up, new claims for unemployment compensation are down and Congress appears likely to pass the payroll tax cut...

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Understanding Economic Indicators: A November Update

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To understand how the economy is doing, most people look to the unemployment rate. However, other indicators may be even more important. It all depends upon where the economy is in the business cycle. ...

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The February Jobs Report-Best Since the Recession Ended

The February jobs report is the best since the recovery began; unemployment went down from 8.5% to 8.2%; 257,000 private-sector jobs were added and black unemployment declined from15.8% to 13.6%. ...

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Checkmate! Obama’s Play on Romney’s Taxes

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The tax disclosure of Mitt Romney , showing he paid just 14% on $21 million of income, improving economic conditions and the rising approval ratings of the President are potential obstacles to the Republican's bid for...

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What the January Unemployment Report Means to You

Unemployment went down in December from 8.7% to 8.5%. But more importantly, jobs increased in industries hardest hit by the recession, manufacturing, construction and retail....

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.6%, Lowest and 2 1/2 Years: What’s behind the Numbers?

November unemployment report is an encouraging sign that the economic recovery is solid. The economy is avoiding the triple threat to growth: European debt crisis, Congressional stalemate on the debt, and lack of...

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