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US consumer confidence dips from 5-year high

Americans' confidence in the economy fell only slightly in July but stayed close to a 5 ½-year high, a sign that consumers should continue to help drive growth in the coming months.Full story

Reaction to the Fed Minutes

  Is the job market and economy strong enough to scale back bond purchases? Greg Ip, CNBC contributor; David Jones, DMJ Advisors; and Mark Olson, Treliant Risk Advisors discuss today's release of the fed minutes.

US job openings, hiring rise slightly in May

U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in May and hired more workers, further signs of steady improvement in the job market. Full story

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  More than one million workers give up on job market in June

Employers added 195,000 jobs in June and more in April and May than previously thought, bringing the total to 1.2 million through June. The bulk of the gains were seen in industries such as retail, restaurants and hotels, however, and there was also a jump in the number of part-time workers.The spik

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Former drug addict produces bags from used materials at "Gabarage", a company helping with re-integration into the job market, in Vienna
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A former drug addict produces bags from used materials at "Gabarage", a company helping with re-integration into the job market, in Vienna June 14, 2013. The political commitment to fight unemployment, a solid export-based economy and a long tradition of cooperation between labour and employers help

In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 photo, a customer counts her change after a purchase at Lodge's store in Albany N.Y. U.S. consumers earned more and spent more in February, helped by a stronger job market.

  Tough job market

Our cartoonists weigh in on the tough time many are still having finding and keeping work.