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US Economy Gained Ground In February

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in February by the largest amount in three months, suggesting growth should rebound following a severe winter.

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Positive Economic Signs Include Robust Jobs Numbers, GDP Growth

The U.S. economy, which has been slogging through a long, slow, tepid recovery for years following the Great Recession of 2007-2009, showed several positive signs this week, including higher-than-expected jobs numbers and GDP growth.

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Government Shutdown Means No Official Labor Report; Private Survey Suggests 166,000 Jobs Added

The government shutdown that began Monday night and is now in its fourth full day means that lots of official data collection, analysis and reporting that happens each month has now stopped. This includes the monthly jobs reports issued by the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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What Are the Most Underrated and Overrated Jobs?

Looking for a career that many people may not even realize is good?

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How Would You Define Your Economic Class? — Survey of the Day

America is a middle-class nation, at least if you ask Americans. Gallup surveyed 1,009 adults if they were "upper class," "upper-middle class," "middle class," "working class" or "lower class."

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What Are the Best- and Worst-Run States in America?

Ever wonder just how efficient your state government is? It can be tough to figure, as there really aren't too many tools out there that provide up-to-the-minute report cards on our local leaders.

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Should We Raise Taxes on the Wealthy to Avoid the ‘Fiscal Cliff’? — Survey of the Day

Negotiations between President Obama and the Republican-led House of Representatives over the "fiscal cliff" are heating up. Some economists believe if a compromise isn't made by December 31 of this year, the U.S. economy could fall back into recession.

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A Quick Look Back at the American Economy on Election Day 2008 — Dollars and Sense

Four years ago, during the last presidential campaign, the American economy was collapsing faster than it had since the Great Depression. Now, with the 2012 election upon us, most analysts agree that the economy is in a period of slow recovery—a bit too slow, according to just about everyone.

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The Time Is Now for Getting Sweet Deals on Popular Cars — Dollars and Sense

It is that time of year again, the time of year when auto dealers are desperately trying to rid themselves of the previous year’s models still taking up space on their lots so that they can make room for the new and improved editions on their way in from the manufacturers.

This, of course, benefits the consumer because there is a lot more room to “move and shake” with dealers in hopes of getting a sweet deal on a new ride. However, not every discounted model from the previous year is a good buy.

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Gloomy Economic Sign: People in China Are Eating Less McDonald’s — Dollars and Sense

Fast food sales are on the decline in China, as many popular junk food retailers in that part of the world have reported puny earningsin the third quarter.

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