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  • Wells Fargo
    Looking Good For Small Business

     Small Business Owner Optimism Hits Highest Level in Five Years Wells Fargo/Gallup survey: Small business cash flow and hiring are up as the economy improves; retirement concerns persist SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2014 –...

    • Posted February 5, 2014
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  • Reuters/Reuters - A job seeker (R) meets with a prospective employer at a career fair in New York City, October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
    Jobless claims hint at firming job market

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering hope the sluggish labor market recovery may have picked up a step.
  • Black unemployment has had minimal improvement despite economic growth
    Despite Economic Growth, Minimal Improvement for Black Unemployment

    Berkeley – A new report by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education finds that between the first quarter of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2012, Black unemployment rates remained...

    • Posted February 13, 2013
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  • Personal Finance
    Fifteen Tips for Making Sure You Are Better Off Four Years from Now

    It has become popular for political candidates to ask, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” And while Americans should certainly give it some thought as they head to the...

    • Posted November 2, 2012
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  • A flyer advertising holiday job listings is seen at the North Metro Department of Labor Career Center in Atlanta, Georgia, December 1, 2011. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
    Private hiring soars; seasonal issues cloud gain

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The jobs recovery gathered pace as a measure of private-sector hiring surged in December and claims forunemployment benefits fell, suggesting the battered labor marketmay continue to strengthen in 2012. The ADP National...

    • Posted January 5, 2012
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  • A Multicultural Lever
    A Multicultural Lever for the Economic Machine

    As financial services professionals, we must understand the broader landscape of socio-economic trends in our country. The recession and economic upheaval of the last few years has illuminated the significance of small business owners...

    • Posted December 5, 2011
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  • A job seeker walks the floor at a large career fair at Rutgers University
    Jobless claims, housing data offer economic hope

    (Reuters) – The number of Americans claiming new jobless benefits hit a three-month low last week and contracts to buy existing homes rose in June, hopeful signs for an economy that has struggled to...

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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