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Originally Posted 4/24/2009 2:31 AM on USA TODAY By Rhonda Abrams, USA TODAY Can’t find a job? You’re not alone. Over 13 million Americans are out of work. Are you just going to sit at home in your bathrobe and mope? No. It’s time to start your own business and create a job. As someone… Read more »

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Job Growth Falls Short of Analysts Expectations; Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 9.7 Percent (CBS/AP) The nation’s economy posted its largest job gain in three years in March, while the unemployment rate remained at 9.7 percent for the third straight month. The increase is the latest sign that the economic recovery is sustainable and healing… Read more »

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Posted on Moneywatch, April 1, 2010.  Article by Eilene Zimmerman It now takes almost as long to get a job in the U.S. — seven and a half months — as it does to produce your next of kin. That’s the longest slog since the Labor Department began tracking job search duration in 1948. Looked… Read more »

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Posted on Moneywatch, April 1, 2010.  Article by Eilene Zimmerman It now takes almost as long to get a job in the U.S. — seven and a half months — as it does to produce your next of kin. That’s the longest slog since the Labor Department began tracking job search duration in 1948. Looked… Read more »

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Originally reported on Reuters: (Reuters) – The shares of U.S. aerospace companies, including Dow component Boeing Co (BA.N), rose on Thursday as investors digested an improving outlook for the sector. Asian Markets The Standard & Poor’s Aerospace & Defense Index .GSPAERO rose to a year high on Thursday and aircraft maker Boeing was on track… Read more »

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By JEANNINE AVERSA (AP) (Originally posted March 30, 2010) WASHINGTON — Consumers spent modestly last month, a sign that the economic recovery is proceeding at a decent — but not spectacular — pace. The Commerce Department reported Monday that consumers boosted their spending by 0.3 percent in February. That was a tad slower than the… Read more »