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Americans worry about economy after job report

New worries about the economy gripped America Saturday after a government report showed no job growth last month amid sagging consumer confidence. Economists raised new concerns about recession after the Labor Department said that private sector employment, previously the main engine for job growth as revenue-strapped governments shed workers, “changed…

Oil prices hit multi-year highs amid Libya unrest

NEW YORK — Oil sold in New York crossed the symbolic $100 a barrel level Wednesday, hitting prices not seen since 2008, amid fears over supplies from Libya. As traders panicked that political chaos could spread further in the Middle East, the main US contract reached $100 a barrel for…