Jobs report’s big question mark: Will pay growth continue?
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Jobs report’s big question mark: Will pay growth continue?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the U.S. job market finally healthy enough to lift Americans’ long-stagnant pay? Some tantalizing signs have suggested that wages are beginning to pick up after barely moving in the 6½ years since the Great Recession officially ended. On Friday, the government’s jobs report for November should offer some clues about whether … Continue reading

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Strong earnings and job news give stocks a lift

After a shaky start, U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak.Investors welcomed better-than-expected quarterly results from several companies, including Ford, Coach and Harley-Davidson. Homebuilder stocks surged.Even energy stocks, which were down most of the day, recovered in concert with a slight uptick in oil prices. Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 8 cents to … Continue reading