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Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, job seeker U.S. Army veteran John Godman, right, talks to recruiters Nicole Rushton, left, and Megan Hogan, center, at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on...
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Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the final day of his three-day West Coast trip. Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, Obama is demanding “economic...

Starbucks US sales rise with help of revamped food

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes. The Seattle-based coffee chain posted a higher quarterly profit, as sales rose in regions around the world. In its flagship U.S....
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Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

This June 4, 2014 photo shows Amazon.com boxes in Phoenix. Amazon reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) This June 4, 2014 photo shows Amazon.com boxes in Phoenix. Amazon reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, July...
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Visa posts higher 3Q profit, revenue

FILE – This July 29, 2009 file photo shows a Visa sticker at a business in Detroit. Visa Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) FILE – This July 29, 2009 file photo shows a Visa sticker at a business in Detroit....
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Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, job seeker U.S. Army veteran John Godman, right, talks to recruiters Nicole Rushton, left, and Megan Hogan, center, at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on...
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Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the final day of his three-day West Coast trip. Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, Obama is demanding “economic...

Starbucks US sales rise with help of revamped food

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes. The Seattle-based coffee chain posted a higher quarterly profit, as sales rose in regions around the world. In its flagship U.S....
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Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

This June 4, 2014 photo shows Amazon.com boxes in Phoenix. Amazon reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) This June 4, 2014 photo shows Amazon.com boxes in Phoenix. Amazon reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, July...
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Visa posts higher 3Q profit, revenue

FILE – This July 29, 2009 file photo shows a Visa sticker at a business in Detroit. Visa Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) FILE – This July 29, 2009 file photo shows a Visa sticker at a business in Detroit....