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Unemployment Falls to 7.7% as Employers Get Back to Hiring

U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. Stronger hiring shows businesses are confident about the economy, despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.

Job Creators: 10 Companies That Are Hiring Now

Yes, many U.S. companies -- particularly small ones -- are hiring now. And they plan to keep hiring. What can other companies learn from the outfits that have figured out how to grow in this economy? Plenty. Here are their stories.

A Hopeful Outlook for Retailers' Holiday Hiring

Two consecutive months of sales gains among the nation's retailers may provide just enough confidence to trigger increased seasonal hiring this year, says research firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Even so, prerecession hiring levels aren't likely.