Economic development

Private-sector hiring disappointing in May, ADP says

June 5, 2013
Associated Press
A private survey shows U.S. businesses added just 135,000 jobs in May, the second straight month of weak gains.
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Gubernatorial rivals eager to cut taxesRestricted Content

October 6, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Indiana’s major-party candidates for governor can’t bestow a job upon every unemployed Hoosier, but each has offered what he considers the next-best thing: at least $500 million in tax cuts.
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Economy might worsen before it improves muchRestricted Content

June 16, 2012
Norm Heikens
If it seems like the economy should be better by now, under normal circumstances it would. After all, the recession ended three years ago this month.
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Economy adds 227,000 jobs, jobless rate unchanged

March 9, 2012
Associated Press
U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in February to complete three of the best months of hiring since the recession ended.
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Retail sales in U.S. stagnate amid poor job market

September 14, 2011
Bloomberg News
Retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly stagnated in August as a lack of jobs restrained shoppers. Chains like Best Buy Co. and Target Corp. say a struggling labor market that’s battered confidence is hurting sales.
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HICKS: Deciphering economy a confusing pursuitRestricted Content

February 4, 2011
Mike Hicks
A casual observer of news about economic indicators has more than enough reason to be puzzled.
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