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Jobs Numbers Buoy Dow Above 17,000 For The First Time

The Dow rallied on better-than-expected news from the jobs market. The S&P also closed higher, continuing its positive run.
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Export-Import Controversy Gives Rise To A Tale Of Two Washingtons

While a debate rages over the future of the Export-Import Bank in Washington, D.C., the bank's potential demise has drawn warnings from the other Washington — Washington state. Ashley Gross of KPLU reports that businesses, labor unions and politicians are raising alarm bells about potentially severe consequences.
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Hiring Looks Good Now, But Wage Growth Lags

The improving labor market in June did not translate into significant pay hikes. Wages were just 2 percent higher compared with a year ago. Consumer prices have been rising at a 2.1 percent rate.
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New Jobs Numbers: Has Economic Recovery Reached A Tipping Point?

The economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. NPR's Marilyn Geewax and The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy discuss the latest jobs report.
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Federal Highway Program Could Run Out Of Money Next Month

The Highway Trust Fund has been short billions for years. Without more money, the White House says construction delays will put people out of work, but Congress can't agree on a fix.
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Germany Votes For First-Ever Minimum Wage, Around $11.50

By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.
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The Future Internet Is Not So Free Or Open, In Pew's New Survey

Pew surveyed more than 1,400 tech industry leaders and academics to find a troubling consensus: By 2025, the Internet will be more balkanized, more surveilled and less open.
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U.S. Added 288,000 Jobs In June, Labor Department Says

This is the fifth consecutive month that American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs. Last month, the U.S. job market hit a milestone, finally surpassing pre-recession levels.
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Advocates Of D.C. Autonomy Call For Boycott Of Maryland Beaches

Following a Maryland lawmaker's effort to scuttle D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization law, D.C. activists and lawmakers are calling for a boycott of Maryland beaches this holiday weekend.

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China Announces Another Easing Of Its Currency Controls

Beijing said banks that handle foreign currency will be able to set their own exchange rates for the yuan. Critics have urged China to let the currency trade more freely.

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