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Asian shares extend losses as specter of recession looms

BANGKOK — Asian shares slipped on Monday, with Chinese markets logging moderate losses after reopening from a weeklong holiday to…

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Unemployment rate falls to 3.5% in September, payrolls rise by 263,000 as job market stays strong

Job growth fell just short of expectations in September and the unemployment rate declined despite efforts by the Federal Reserve…

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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday 10/6/2022

Stocks closed lower again on Wall Street but still managed to hold on to sizable gains for the week. The…

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Friday’s jobs report could be a case where good news isn’t really good

A worker takes a panini sandwich off a grill at a restaurant in the Union Market district in Washington, D.C.,…

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Businesses added 208,000 jobs in September, better than expected, ADP reports

The U.S. labor market showed strength in September, with private companies adding more jobs than expected, payroll services firm ADP…

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Hong Kong shares soar 6%, leading Asian market gains

TOKYO — Hong Kong’s share benchmark soared more than 6% on Wednesday as Asian shares tracked gains on Wall Street.…

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Job openings plunged by more than 1.1 million in August

The number of job openings plunged by more than a million in August, providing a potential early sign that the…

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Asian shares rise after ‘relief rally’ on Wall Street

TOKYO — Asian shares rose Tuesday, encouraged by a rally in U.S. shares after some weak economic data raised hopes…

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Walmart to hire 40,000 mostly seasonal workers for holidays

NEW YORK — Walmart said it will hire 40,000 U.S. workers for the holidays, a majority of them seasonal workers.…

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Mortgage rates hit 6%, first time since 2008 housing crash

WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed over 6% this week for the first time since the housing crash…

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