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Americans Spend Big in January

Consumer spending climbed more than forecast in January as incomes increased, making it more likely the biggest part of the economy will continue to grow in early 2014.

Why Communication Skills Are Key at Work

More and more employers are including soft skills also in their requirements -- and it's not surprising that soft skills continue to play a big role in hiring decisions.

How I Know I'm Ready to Retire

For some people reaching age 65 is the trigger for retirement, but it can be difficult to know if the time is right to make the move into your second act.

Employers Add Just 113,000 Jobs in January

Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for the second straight month, likely renewing concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year.

Stocks Move Sharply Higher; Disney Jumps

U.S. stocks rose after a better-than-expected report on weekly initial jobless claims boosted confidence in the economy and Disney rose after its quarterly results.

Farm Bill Deal Would Limit Food-Stamp Cuts

House and Senate negotiators have reached a bipartisan agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill that trims spending on food stamps for poor Americans by about 1 percent.

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

The old ways of thinking about your career no longer apply. But with a little planning, and thinking outside the box, you can almost guarantee that you will always have a job.

U.S. Job Growth Weakest in 3 Years

Employers hired the fewest workers in almost three years in December, but the setback was likely to be temporary amid signs that cold weather might have had an impact.

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall as Layoffs Ebb

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell slightly more than expected, pointing to an economy that was continuing to gain steam.