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The US economy added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. While factors like slow wage growth and low participation remain a concern, hopeful long-term prospects for workers were given an extra boost by President Obama and the Labor Department this week.
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President Obama and the Labor Department unveiled a plan this week to make at least 5 million additional salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. Pro-business lobbying groups are denouncing the changes, but economists argue that better overtime pay rules will benefit businesses and workers alike.
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Puerto Rico's financial difficulties could raise further questions about the trustworthiness of the municipal bond market, experts say.
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RIP cereal.
General Mills will be removing artificial colors and flavoring from its cereal products, the company announced Monday. The announcement comes as US consumers turn away from cereal in favor of options either more nutritious or more convenient.
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If Uber drivers are classified as employees, as one San Francisco-based driver was this month, it could have serious financial ramifications for both Uber and the sharing economy at large. But it could be a big win for workers in contract-based businesses like Uber.
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Retail sales rebounded strongly last month, and a revised March posted the measure's biggest monthly gain in five years. The May retail sales result indicates that the strong job market finally is starting to bear fruit for the consumer economy.
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Worried about traveling to Greece? The biggest setback tourists could face is a lack of hard cash.
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Consumer spending rose 0.9 percent in May and posted its biggest monthly increase since 2009, according to data released Thursday by the Commerce Department.
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US existing home sales beat economists's May expectations, accelerating to their fastest pace since November 2009. But the possibility of buyers shut out of the market still looms thanks to rising prices and mortgage rates.
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Religious giving accounted for 58% of donations in 1987. In 2014, it was down to 32%.
Charitable giving in the US reached a record $358.4 billion in 2014, according to a new report. While still accounting for the largest share of donations, religious giving has slowed as fewer Americans claim religious affiliation and turn their focus to a wider variety of charitable causes.
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Broadway celebrated its biggest night of the year Sunday with the 69th annual Tony Awards, which were held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The show was dominated by show-stopping dance numbers, but the night's big winners were small, daring productions, including the musical 'Fun Home.'
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Staff writer for The Christian Science Monitor. I cover consumer news, sports, and the occasional sandwich. Follow me on Twitter @Schuyler_V. I'm usually there.
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