U.S. economy adds 80,000 jobs in another weak month

Job seeker Alan Shull attends a job fair

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Job seeker Alan Shull attends a job fair in Portland, Ore., in April. (April 24, 2012) (Credit: AP)

The American job machine has jammed. Again. The economy added only 80,000 jobs in June, the government said Friday, erasing any doubt that the United States is in a summer slump for the third year in a row. "Let's just agree: This number stinks," said Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at the investment firm BTIG. It was the third consecutive month of weak job growth. From April through...

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