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Jobs Growth Higher Than Expected in June: ADP

The U.S. employment rose higher than expected in June, fueling optimism over continued robust growth in the U.S. labor market.

Are Small Businesses Prepared for Obamacare?

The special federal health exchange serving small businesses is expected to go online this fall, and more states will offer a variety of insurance plans to employees, but don't expect enrollment to take off.

U.S. Auto Sales Maintain Healthy Pace in June

U.S. auto sales slowed slightly in June but still maintained a healthy pace despite a record-setting string of safety recalls at General Motors and a slowdown in truck sales at Ford.

Stronger Manufacturing Surveys Give Stocks a Boost

U.S. stock futures climbed higher ahead of the opening bell, as traders prepare for a monthly look at U.S. manufacturing activity.

Interest Rates Go Up Again on Student Loans

Interest rates go up Tuesday for students taking out new federal loans, in relatively minimal hike that could foreshadow increases to come.

Bilingualism, Biculturalism Rewarded in Schools

Dual-language programs have gained popularity across the country as employers seek bilingual, bicultural workers, and more parents view bilingualism as necessary for their children's success in a globalized world.

Pending Home Sales Jumped Sharply in May

The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes shot up in May, but the pace of buying remains slower than in 2013, in part because of sluggish winter sales.

Election Year a Drag on Senate Productivity

A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt.

Will U.S. Ever Have Cheap Gas Again?

Instability in the Middle East is being blamed for a recent increase in gas prices nationwide, but increased domestic production and more efficient cars could bring prices down again.

Hispanics No Longer Fastest-growing Group

Slowing Hispanic immigration and birth rates are shifting U.S. population growth toward Asians, but non-Hispanic whites remain the largest group overall, the Census Bureau reported.

Steady Job Growth Boosts U.S. Consumer Confidence

Strong job growth lifted U.S. consumer confidence this month, as Americans looked past the economy's dismal first quarter.

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Improved in June

Reflecting a significant upward revision from the preliminary reading, Reuters and the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing that consumer sentiment improved in the month of June.

Kerry Meets With Sunni Arabs on Iraq Crisis

The U.S. met Thursday with its top Sunni state allies in the Mideast to consider how to deal with the region's growing turmoil that has been spawned by a Sunni Muslim insurgency group.

U.S. Personal Income Meets Forecasts

U.S. personal spending increased less than expected in May, but personal income figures met forecasts, Commerce Department data showed on Thursday.

Companies Lay Off Fewer Workers Despite Slowdown

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week, indicating that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this year hasn't caused employers to cut jobs.

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