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US Economy Adds a Strong 225K Jobs; Unemployment Up to 3.6%

WASHINGTON — Hiring jumped last month as U.S. employers added a robust 225,000 jobs, bolstering an economy that faces threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. Despite the brisk pace of hiring in January, hourly pay ...
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US Adds 145,000 Jobs; Unemployment Holds at 3.5%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slo...
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Fed Leaves Low Rates Alone and Sees No Moves in Near Future

WASHINGTON — Chairman Jerome Powell made clear Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to keep its benchmark interest rate very low through at least next year — and possibly longer. “Inflation is barely moving up, notwithstanding that unemployment is...

Business-Friendly Fresno Is a Must. Not An Option

Opinion by Bill McEwen There is spin. There is illusionary anecdotal information. And there are the unvarnished numbers. The unvarnished numbers say that Fresno is the eighth-worst city in America (out of 182) to look for a job. WalletH...