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FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo, a worker cleans along the Las Vegas Strip devoid of the usual crowds as casinos and other business are shuttered due to the coronavirus outbreak in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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February 04, 2021 - 1:06 pm
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined to 779,000 last week, a still-historically high total that shows that a sizable number of people keep losing jobs to the viral pandemic. Last week’s total, the third straight...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, an empty storefront is seen among other businesses along East Carson Street in the Southside neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
AP News
February 01, 2021 - 1:03 pm
Congressional Budget Office expects jobs to lag
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2020 file photo, Zeida Hernandez, of Tampa, Fla., left, makes Factory Throwout cigars using an antique hand-operated cigar machine at the J.C. Newman Cigar Co., Tampa's last cigar factory, in Fla.
(Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
AP News
February 01, 2021 - 10:19 am
US factories grew in January, but at a slower pace
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A hiring sign shows outside of Gray M. Sanborn Elementary School in Palatine, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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WRVA News
December 23, 2020 - 1:54 pm
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 89,000 last week to a still-elevated 803,000.
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In this Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 file photo, people walk past the window display of a store in Skokie, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
AP News
December 22, 2020 - 1:11 pm
During crucial holiday season, US consumer confidence slumps
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020.
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AP News
December 16, 2020 - 2:12 pm
Fed keeps rate near zero; sees brighter economy in 2021
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In this Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, file photo, customers browse while shopping for books at the Strand Bookstore, an independent family owned bookstore founded in 1927 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
AP News
December 02, 2020 - 4:52 pm
Fed reports slowing US economic activity due to virus surge
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listens at left, during an event to introduce their nominees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
AP News
December 01, 2020 - 3:10 pm
Biden unveils economic team declaring, 'Help is on the way'
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A sales associate helps customers as they consider the purchase of a big-screen television at a Costco warehouse on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Sheridan, Colo.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
AP News
November 25, 2020 - 1:28 pm
U.S. consumers increased their spending by a sluggish 0.5% last month.
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Envelopes from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance Program are shown, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Surfside, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
AP News
November 25, 2020 - 1:09 pm
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for a second straight week.
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