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US Unemployment Falls to 18-Year Low, Hiring Strong

Another month of strong hiring drove the nation’s unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent — tantalizingly close to the level last seen in 1969, when Detroit still dominated the auto industry and the Vietnam War was raging.

 

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California Drought Relief Bill Passes

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