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Consumer spending cools unexpectedly

Expenditures in the U.S. dropped in September as incomes rose at the slowest pace of the year, indicating the economy will have difficulty sustaining a pickup in growth into the end of the year.

Change is good...You go first

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Both workers at the two-person Rochester office were laid off; no jobs were displaced at the Long Island location, which was operated by a management group...

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If you have just a few units, you can dig up plenty of free information. For hourly workers and managers, start with data from Salary.com and Payscale.com, much of it targeted to your city or zip code. Look to proxy statements of small public companies for figures on executive pay.

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