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The promise Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey won’t make

By Katrina French From Freedom United Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey Won’t Promise Chocolate is Free from Child Labor – The Washington Post The world’s largest chocolate companies promised to eradicate child labor from their supply chains 20 years ago. But…

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GDP grows above-forecast 2.6 percent as business spending picks up

From Newsmax The U.S. economy cooled by less than expected last quarter as business investment picked up, suggesting growth could be stronger for longer as the Federal Reserve takes a patient approach to interest rates. The 2.6 percent annualized rate…

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US: Weekly Jobless claims drop to near 49-year low

From Newsmax The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting its lowest level in nearly 49 years and pointing to robust labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally…

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Highest core inflation in decade flattens real US wage growth

From Newsmax A gauge of U.S. consumer prices jumped by the most in a decade in July, eating into wage gains that have barely budged in the past four months and strengthening the case for the Federal Reserve to keep…

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Positive U.S. jobs report extends to legal industry

By Scott Flaherty, From The Am Law Daily The U.S. legal services sector added 1,200 jobs in December, continuing a trend of growth over the final four months of 2015, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary data released Friday by the…