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Unemployment rate rises to 6.2%

After gangbusters jobs growth in June, hiring slowed to a less impressive pace in July.

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Stocks finish tough week with more losses

Investors can't seem to get relief from the summer heat. The Dow fell 70 points Friday on what turned out to be a volatile day of trading.

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Lowest August gas prices in four years

Drivers, rejoice! Gas prices are the lowest they've been at the start of August in four years.



EBay reveals lackluster diversity report

In case you missed it, tech has a diversity problem. EBay is the latest tech company to publish an employee diversity report, revealing it hires mostly white and male workers.


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Kidspeace emerges from Ch. 11 bankruptcy

It's been a year since KidsPeace filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 guidelines.



GM is still selling lots of cars

General Motors can't seem to stop ordering recalls. But car buyers haven't stopped buying its cars.

The No. 1 U.S. automaker posted a 9% jump in sales, boosted in large part by bulk orders from car rental companies and corporate buyers.

GM rivals Ford...

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Ali's gloves fetch nearly $400K at auction

A pair of sweat-stained boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali during his "Fight of the Century" with Joe Frazier more than 40 years ago were sold at auction Thursday for nearly $400,000.

Middle wage jobs on the rise


Middle-class jobs are finally coming back

Hiring in low-wage jobs like retail and fast food have been plentiful in recent years, but that's changing now. Middle-class employment is on the upswing, thanks to the strengthening economy.

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Poll: Percentage who say economy's 'good' on the rise

Most Americans still say that the economy's in poor shape. But the percentage who describe economic conditions as good continue to slowly but steadily increase, and now stands at its highest level since before the last recession, according to a new national survey.

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Nazareth could start regulating rentals

Borough officials say the Nazareth community is set to join a number of other Lehigh Valley municipalities in regulating and inspecting rental properties.

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Start-ups can sometimes spur employee perks

How does this sound? On top of your regular two weeks of paid vacation plus holidays, your employer lets you take as much summer vacation as you like, and pays you for all but one-quarter of the time.



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