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US Unemployment Rate Nudges Up To 8.2%

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Only 69,000 jobs were added in May, the weakest growth in a year. The unemployment rate rose to 8.2%, as people rejoined the labor force.

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AAA: Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Posted: 05/25/2012 - AAA predicts that most travelers Memorial Day weekend will notice the lowest gas prices in two years.

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Child Care Cost Hikes Derailing Women's Careers

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Clarissa Doutherd, 30, was able to lift herself out of poverty and climb the ladder of success at a nonprofit, rising from part-time bookkeeping assistant to staff accountant. But last year the high cost of child care derailed her ambitions.

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Can Obama Be Like Reagan In November?

Posted: 05/05/2012 - No president running for re-election in rocky economic times can escape the monthly jobs report, and Friday's numbers brought disappointing news.

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It's Official: Auto Industry Firing On All Cylinders

Posted: 05/02/2012 - It’s hard to say whether there’s a direct link between the strong surge in April car sales and the four-year high the Dow Jones industrial average is on track to set today, but both are clearly delivering a dose of much-needed news about an uncertain economic recovery.

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Lending To Small Business Slowing

Posted: 05/01/2012 - Lending to small business is slowing, possibly a sign of deteriorating confidence in the economy from entrepreneurs.

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All But Two Counties See Drop In Unemployment

Updated: 04/27/2012 - The two counties which saw a jobless increase from February to March were Greene and Wilson, which both rose a tenth of a percent. Dare County lead the state with the biggest drop in unemployment, a 3.8% fall.

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Nine Banks Under Scrutiny For Overdraft Protection Programs

Posted: 04/21/2012 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking at how U.S. banks persuade customers to sign up for what they call overdraft protection programs, which some critics say are confusing and overcharge consumers, according to a Bloomberg News report.

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Inside The Foreclosure Factory, They're Working Overtime

Posted: 04/20/2012 - In a quiet office in downtown Charlotte, N.C., dozens of Wells Fargo’s foreclosure foot soldiers sit in cubicles cranking out documents the bank relies on to seize its share of the thousands of homes lost to foreclosure every week.

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Retirement May Be Mission Impossible For Gen X

Posted: 04/19/2012 - As kids, they sat on gas lines in the backs of their parents’ cars. As young adults, they saw the stock market crash, and when it finally came time to settle down, they bought a house at the peak of the housing bubble and then were faced with the worst economy since the Great Depression.

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Obama Signals For 2012: It's All About The Economy

Posted: 04/19/2012 - In an election season when the economy is king, the central debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney comes down to what is enough. Enough growth in the economy. Enough job creation.

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Women Make 77 Cents For Each $1 Made By Men

Posted: 04/18/2012 - In most common occupations women still make less than men doing the same job for an equal amount of hours, according to new data released on Tuesday.

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