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U.S. Hiring Bounces Back In June After Dismal May

The Labor Department released its monthly jobs figures, and there's a glimmer of positive news. Hiring experienced a pretty strong rebound in June, with 287,000 jobs added to the economy.
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U.S. Economy Adds 287,000 Jobs In June, Exceeding Expectations

The U.S economy added 287,000 jobs in June, according to the monthly report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Analysts had expected the economy to add some 170,000 jobs.
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With Rates Down, It's Time For Many To Refinance Again. Thanks, Brexit

With the Federal Reserve keeping rates low and Treasury yields dropping after the Brexit vote, mortgage rates are down too. That's spurring a boomlet in applications and refinancings.
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A Portrait Of America's Middle Class, By The Numbers

For some, "middle class" means never wanting for anything. For others, it means watching your budget. But economists agree that the middle class is shrinking, with more moving up than falling behind.
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Brexit Bargains Abound As Loans And Gas Get Cheaper; Is That Good For Us?

By voting to exit the European Union, Britons increased fears of recession. That has caused many prices to fall. Now economists aren't sure whether cheaper goods and loans will help or harm Americans.
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Even In Rich Countries, Jobs Have Returned Only At A 'Painful' Pace

Throughout the developed world, the economic recovery has been a disappointment for workers, according to a new report. It finds many rich countries still have double-digit unemployment.
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Investors Pull Funds From Britain's Commercial Real Estate Market

Several British commercial property investment funds will no longer let people withdraw their funds. The outcome of the Brexit vote has accelerated the flow of funds out of the U.K.
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Borrowers Rejoice: A Treasury Benchmark Rate Fell To Record Low

On Tuesday, interest rates fell again as investors around the world moved money into safe havens, such as U.S. Treasurys. The 10-year Treasury note yield closed below 1.4 percent for the first time.
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A Brief History Of America's Middle Class

What does it mean to be middle class in the U.S.? Over the past century, the idea of the "middle class" has gone through a number of drastic transformations.
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Venezuela Is In Crisis. Its Economy Is In A Tailspin

The South American country is experiencing widespread shortages of food and medicine, along with rolling power blackouts. All of which have sparked rioting and large anti-government protests.

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