By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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The economy continued to grow steadily last month despite Washington's impasse over the fiscal cliff, with unemployment staying at a four-year low of 7.8 percent as businesses created another 155,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
The nation added 200,000 jobs in December in a burst of hiring that drove the unemployment rate to its lowest in almost three years.
A spike in the cost of gasoline pushed wholesale prices higher last month, a trend that could limit consumer spending in the coming months.
If Congress lets unemployment benefits expire this week, the jobless won't be the only ones to feel the pain: The overall economy would suffer, too.