With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday’s monthly jobs report to send a similar message.
Steel Dynamics Inc. officials today announced plans to buy a Mississippi mini-mill for $1.625 billion.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, a steady decline that suggests a strengthening job market.

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