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Monthly Jobs Report Shows Strong Growth   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 6, 2015 -- Employers added 257,000 jobs in January, the Labor Department reported.

Mortgage Rates Hit 20-Month Low   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 6, 2015 -- Fixed mortgage interest rates this week hit their lowest level in more than 20 months, according to Freddie Mac.

Merle B. Smith Adds Showroom, Warehouse   Full Article
Elk Grove Village, IL, Feb. 6, 2015 -- Merle B. Smith added a new location in Elk Grove Village.

Housing Construction Markets Gradually Improving   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 6, 2015 -- Markets in 63 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the fourth quarter.

Completions of Apartment Projects Rising   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 5, 2015 -- Completions of apartment projects are rising, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

Planned Job Cuts Spike on Falling Oil Prices   Full Article
Chicago, IL, Feb. 5, 2015 -- Job cut announcements in January surged to their highest level in nearly two years, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Initial Jobless Claims Remain Below 300,000   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 5, 2015 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week.

CRI Adds More Products to Seal of Approval List   Full Article
Dalton, GA, Feb. 5, 2015 -- The Carpet and Rug Institute's Seal of Approval program has certified more new cleaning products.

AEG Facilities Names APSS Preferred Supplier   Full Article
Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 5, 2015 -- Sports and entertainment operator AEG Facilities has formed a partnership with Arenas Parks & Stadium Solutions Inc.

Services Sector Expands in January   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, Feb. 4, 2015 -- Service sector activity picked up some in January, according to the Institute for Supply Management.