Latest U.S. jobs figures, other indicators point to expansion

02/3/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and the nation's manufacturing sector grew for the second consecutive month while consumer confidence also registered a slight improvement. Collectively, the latest figures indicate the slight 0.1% contraction in fourth-quarter GDP was an anomaly and the U.S. economy remains on an expansion track.

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