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The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, fewer than analysts expected, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent. The July jobs report marked the sixth straight month of more than 200,000 added jobs, but their are signs that growth might be slowing.
New energy extraction methods are touted as an answer to high oil prices, Cobb writes, but they more closely resemble emergency measures designed to forestall an inevitable decline in the world's fossil fuel resources.
The economy added an unexpected 288,000 jobs in June, the best employment report for the US in six years. Beyond the eye-catching numbers, there were other reasons for optimism in the June jobs report.
A Polish magazine has been publishing recordings of officials' conversations, apparently recorded in Warsaw restaurants. And it's threatening to topple the government.
Bank of America was ordered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to refund $727 million to consumers who were deceived by the bank's marketing of credit card payment protection programs, along with other fines. This makes Bank of America the fifth major credit card issuer to be fined for such behavior.