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Moon Griffon Says We’re Living in a Mardi Gras Economy: ‘Throw Me Something, Mister!’

Louisiana talk show host Moon Griffon has said that we are living in a Mardi Gras economy, with people everywhere trying to get handouts.

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US Consumer Spending Slows to 0.2 Percent Gain

U.S. consumers slowed their spending in September, even as overall income grew at solid pace for the second straight month.

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US Economy Grows at Surprising 2.8 Percent Rate in Q3

The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.8 percent annual rate from July through September, a surprising sign of strength ahead of the 16-day partial government shutdown. Exports rose, businesses stocked up, home construction increased and state and local governments spent at the fastest pace in four years.

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Economy Adds 162,000 Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate Dips to 7.4%

The Labor Department's monthly jobs survey had some mixed results for July. The economy added 162,000 new jobs, a bit below expectations, and the unemployment rate ticked down slightly, from 7.6 percent to 7.4.

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What Are the Best Careers for Paying Back Student Loans Fastest?

You always hear about the importance of a college education.

But what may be even more important is what you choose to study.

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Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 7.6%

Job growth in May beat economists' expectations, coming in at 175,000 new positions added, which aligns closely with the yearly average. The unemployment rate rose ever so slightly, from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent, a result of more people entering the work force, according to the Labor Department.

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Solid April Jobs Report Shows Dropping Unemployment Rate, Business Expansion

The economy added 165,000 jobs in April, bringing the overall unemployment rate down a tick to 7.5 percent. The monthly report from the Labor Department also included upward revisions to the last two reports, helping to ease fears of a slowdown.

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Jobless Claims Fall by 42,000 — Is the Job Market Doing Better?

After last week's disappointing March jobs report, the Department of Labor released some rather encouraging news on Thursday.

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88,000 New Jobs in March Is Weakest Growth in Nine Months

Job growth appeared to slow drastically during March, as employers added 88,000 new jobs, down from 268,000 in February. The unemployment rate went down a tick, from 7.7 percent to 7.6, but that was due to a reduction in the labor force.

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Rush Limbaugh Sees Common Factor Between Bondholders, GM & and Stockton

The city of Stockton, California declared bankruptcy. What is the cause and how did they get to this point? Rush got to the heart of the matter.

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