Posts Tagged Recessions and depressions

As US job market strengthens, many don’t feel it

In this June 23, 2014 photo, recruiter Christina O, left, with New Western Acquisitions, meets with employment seekers during a job fair in Philadelphia. As the economic recovery enters its sixth year, many Americans don't feel better off. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For millions of workers, happy days aren’t quite here again.

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Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Liliana Aranda, owner of Faces  by Liliana, prepares to apply molecular rice mask to Dr. Austin Davis at his chiropractic office in San Francisco. Aranda's four-year-old company gives facials, massages and other spa treatments in homes or offices in the San Francisco area. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.

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US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

In this July 17, 2014 photo, construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill. The government issues its first of three estimates of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the April-June quarter on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file. The study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute found that 20 percent of Americans with credit records have no debt on file.

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