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US rents rise in January, but dip in Chicago and Minneapolis

...Wednesday.As more supply comes onto the market, price pressures should ease for renters, said Svenja Gudell, director of economic research at Zillow. Modest increases or slight declines should help improve affordability, making it easier for renters...
US employers added just 126K jobs in March

...robust in the months that preceded it."Employers aren't laying people off," noted Patrick O'Keefe, director of economic research at the accounting and consulting firm CohnReznick. "What they've decided to do is slow down the pace at...
US job growth drops to 142,000, slowest in 8 months

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in eight months in August, snapping a streak of robust gains.
June jobs report shows recovery is accelerating, US economy coming closer to full health

...Lehman Brothers went bankrupt."This has now become a textbook jobs expansion," said Patrick O'Keefe, the director of economic research at the consultancy CohnReznick. "It is both broad and accelerating."At least one nagging doubt is dampening...
US added surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs in October

US employers added 204,000 jobs in October; unemployment rate rises to 7.3 percent.
Retailers see mixed numbers

NEW YORK --- Electronics sellers and online merchants thrived in November, particularly at the start of the holiday shopping season, but clothing and luxury merchants struggled, according to estimates released today.
USDA setting up gene research center at Cornell

...dairy counter. After record highs, it was inevitable that prices would come back down, said Chris Nubern, director of economic research for the National Milk Producers Federation in Arlington, Va. Nubern said the U.S. milk supply increased...
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US businesses unfazed by shutdown, stepped up hiring; unemployment ticks up to 7.3 percent

WASHINGTON - Employers added a surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs in October despite the 16-day government shutdown, the Labor Department said Friday.