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2 years 5 months ago

September jobless rate drops

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election. The Labor Department says employers added 114,000 jobs in...

2 years 7 months ago

4th of July to be celebrated in September

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The city of Grand Junction is finally getting around to celebrating the Fourth of July. According to KREX-TV, the fireworks show is being held Sept. 2 because of a delay caused by wildfires. Grand Junction is one of dozens of communities statewide that were forced...

5 years 5 months ago

Inflation rises in September

Inflation pressures remained modest in September even though gasoline prices edged higher. The Labor Department said Thursday that consumer prices rose 0.2 percent last month, matching economists expectations. Prices excluding energy and food were also up 0.2 percent, slightly higher than the 0.1 percent increase analysts had forecast. Over the...

5 years 5 months ago

Retail sales fall 1.5 percent in September

Retail sales declined in September by the largest amount this year as car sales plummeted following the end of the government's popular Cash for Clunkers program. The Commerce Department says retail sales dropped 1.5 percent last month. That's smaller than the 2.1 percent fall economists had expected, but still the...

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