Cheerful shoppers hit the stores, but Thursday openings diminish crowds
The shopping rush kicks off a holiday season the federation forecasts will be the best in three years, helped by falling unemployment, rising wages and lower gas prices. The group, based in Washington, D.C., says sales in November and December may rise …
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US companies hire at fastest pace in 7 years
FILE – This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits …