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US Adds 224,000 Jobs, Making Fed Rate Cut Less Certain

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion. The unemployment rate ticked up to 3.7% in June from 3.6% for the previous two ...
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Biden Attacks Trump on Trade as Both Come to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrat Joe Biden is assailing President Donald Trump on trade and broadly branding him as "existential threat to America" in a preview of what the country might expect if he prevails in his...
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Jobs Report: Wages Up, Unemployment Dips to 3.8%

WASHINGTON — Hiring tumbled in February, with U.S. employers adding just 20,000 jobs, the smallest monthly gain in nearly a year and a half. The slowdown in hiring, though, might have been depressed by harsh wi...
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AP Fact Check: Trump’s Epic Speech Is Laced With Fabrication

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump uttered a dizzying number of false statements in his epically long weekend speech, to an audience that didn't seem to mind at all. He got the unemployment rate wrong. He misstated his winning margin in the election. He re...