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That's better than the 7 Americans competing for every open position in 2009, but it's still double the prerecession levels.
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The Postal Service pulls the plug on its controversial plan, saying the stopgap budget passed by Congress gave it no choice.
Nearly half of unemployed Americans are under 34, while those employed shouldn't expect to stay put for long.
The company is closing 80 stores and rebranding nearly 90 others in an apparent attempt to separate itself from industry giant Starbucks.
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