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Study: Recessions Can Postpone Motherhood Forever

When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

09/30/2014

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Some Fear Auto Industry Returning To Bad Habits

As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.

09/03/2014

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May Car Sales Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Good weather and a strong Memorial Day weekend helped car buyers ignore reports of recalls, pushing car and truck sales up more than ten percent in May.

06/04/2014

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CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy Cited

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.

05/29/2014

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Deadbeat High Roller Gamblers Are The Real Economic Indicators

Forget all other economic indicators and so-called financial experts in New York and Washington. If you really want to know if the economy is coming back check to see whether high rollers are paying their gambling debts.

10/29/2013

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Poll: Half of Older Workers Delay Retirement Plans

Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement, according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

10/14/2013

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Study: Post-Great Recession, Youth More Concerned With Conservation, Less Materialistic

A new analysis of a long-term survey of high school students provides an early glimpse at ways their attitudes shifted in the first years of this most recent economic downturn.

07/11/2013

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Nearly 340,000 Seek Weekly US Unemployment Benefits, A 5-Year Record Low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, and the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.

03/21/2013

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Survey: Half Of Low-Wage US Workers ‘Not At All’ Confident In Jobs

America’s lower-income workers have posted the biggest job gains since the deep 2007-09 recession — but few are bragging.

03/20/2013

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US Unemployment Aid Applications Fall To 341,000

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell by 27,000 last week, an indication that hiring could improve.

02/14/2013

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