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  1. Good U.S. Job and Economic News Greets the Holidays

    Job numbers released today show some 203,000 positions added in November, about 20,000 more than some analysts predicted. The hiring spanned a broad spectrum of industries, prompting cautious optimism that the recession is receding in the review mirror. Meanwhile, consumer spending rose in October. Caution always tempers the good news, though — personal savings are down, and there are still many Americans who aren’t counted in employment stats because they’ve just stopped looking. 

    Sources: AP, CNN

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