WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In advance of the February jobs report being released Friday, the U.S. economy has been skating on an icy patch.
Tags: Business, By JOSH BOAK, Careers, Economic outlook, Economy, General news, Job hunting, Labor economy, Labor issues, Leading economic indicators, North America, Public opinion, Recessions and depressions, Social affairs, Social issues, United States
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley’s tech boom can’t even make ends meet anymore. Buditom rooms with his sister an hour’s drive from work. Farfan gets his groceries at a food pantry.
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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage push that Democrats hope will appeal to economically squeezed voters in November’s midterm elections.
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A former West Virginia football player sued the NCAA and five major conferences Wednesday, saying they have violated antitrust laws by agreeing to cap the value of an athletic scholarship at less than the actual cost of attending school.
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