Jobs Friday clashes with March Fed meeting

It’s Jobs Friday. That means the monthly Wall Street guessing game, “Will they or won’t they hike?” will kick off after the federal government lets the world know how many

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Yahoo to lay off 15% of workforce amid $400M cost-cutting

Struggling search engine company Yahoo Inc. said it plans to cut about 15% of its workforce as part of a $400 million cost-cutting effort intended to “simplify” the troubled Internet

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Hiring, quits hit 9-year highs in December

The number of Americans hired and the total quitting jobs both surged to nine-year highs in December, reflecting a more dynamic labor market that’s starting to push up wages. Job

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Shell plans 2,800 job cuts as U.S. oil around $35

Shell says it is cutting 2,800 jobs in a pre-planned administrative move as plunging oil prices find a floor. The oil giant says in a release Monday that the job

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Jobs report could get Fed to pull the trigger

Whether the Federal Reserve pulls the trigger on an interest rate hike next month at its final meeting of the year could hinge on how many jobs the U.S. economy

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Manufacturing slows as output, hiring weaken

U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more slowly. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of

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February jobs report

“Markets are looking for another robust jobs report, and bump up in (worker) wages, as a sign that the U.S. economy has escaped deflation and subpar growth of the past

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Justices defend Muslim girl in employment dispute

Supreme Court justices who have been sympathetic to religious beliefs and customs sharply questioned a lawyer for Abercrombie & Fitch Wednesday over the clothier’s refusal to hire a headscarf-wearing Muslim

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Weekly jobless claims tumble

Americans are finding jobs, the government says, reporting a big drop in unemployment claims last week. The total was 283,000 — an initial, seasonally adjusted count subject to revision later

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Businesses added 213,000 jobs in January

The labor market cooled off a bit to begin 2015, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, as businesses added a still-solid 213,000 jobs in January. Economists estimated the report would show

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Jobs report arrives amid 2-day stock boom

An already hectic, wild week for investors gets potentially more hairy today when the government releases figures on how many jobs were created last month. Heading into “Jobs Friday,” Wall

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Jobless claims fall, suggests strong hiring

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that employers expect ongoing economic growth and the need to hold onto workers. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications

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Layoffs hit icons Coke and McDonald’s

Reality is hitting hard this week — in the form of pink slips — at two of America’s most iconic brands. Coca-Cola on Thursday announced plans to lay off 1,600

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Businesses added 241,000 jobs in December

The labor market ended 2014 on a strong note, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, as businesses added 241,000 jobs in December. Economists expected ADP to report 225,000 new private sector

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Services firms’ growth slows

U.S. services firms expanded at a solid but much slower pace in December compared with the previous month, a sign growth may have cooled at the end of last year.

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