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Unemployment falls to 9%. But is this good news?

Another month, another jobs report—but this was a strange one! According to the Department of Labor, the economy added only 36,000 jobs in January.

Stunning statistics from the census

I bet when you filled out your census form, you didn't think it'd make national news. But given the Great Recession, it's no surprise that the data from 2009 is so compelling.

Labor Day: Then and now

For a long time, Labor Day was just the last hoorah of summer. But what does the holiday really mean?

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