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Strong manufacturing report gives dollar a boost

A strong report on manufacturing is giving the dollar a slight boost ahead of a key U.S. jobs report for August. The Commerce Department says that factory orders climbed 2.4 percent in July, the largest increase since March. That helps ease some fears about the economy. Worries that the U.S. is dropping back into recession… Continue Reading Strong manufacturing report gives dollar a boost

Temps point way to better economy ahead

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Demand for temporary and contract staffing continued to increase steadily from November to December, according to the American Staffing Association’s Staffing Index. The index began the monthly period, starting the week of Nov. 9, at a level of 85 and ended the five-week period 2 percent higher at its current value of 87. The only… Continue Reading Temps point way to better economy ahead

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