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The nation's unemployment rate edged up from 8.1 percent to 8.2 percent last month as businesses from factories to office parks pulled back on hiring, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers were eager to buy IPhones and flat-screen TVs in June, but their reluctance to purchase clothing and other nonessentials has retailers worried about the success of the back-to-school shopping season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans shopped hesitantly last month, giving retailers some relief from a dismal showing in April but still raising questions about how strong consumer spending will be in the months ahead.