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WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as the number of people collecting jobless aid fell to its lowest level in more than six years.

The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 312,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined to 311,750.

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There are 2.56 million people receiving benefits. That's the lowest total since October 2007, about two months before the recession began.

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In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 photo, Marsha Lawson talks with a representative from CVS at the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, Ohio. Optimism among chief executives of large U.S. companies has reached a two-year high, driven by greater optimism about hiring and sales. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Optimism among chief executives of large U.S. companies has reached a two-year high, driven by a more positive outlook toward hiring and sales.

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sick economyA new jobs report was released today and it shows a very weak economy. Only 162,000 new jobs were added last month, less than predictions and much less than the average monthly gain of 202,000 jobs from the first half of 2013.

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obama-carterMany conservatives believe that Barack Obama is the worst President since the hapless Jimmy Carter. Now we have the economic data to verify such sensible assertions.

 

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pinochioThe debate over the Obama-Romney debate round one is over.  Clearly, in the minds of just about everyone, Romney won.

 

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