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Despite Tuesday’s credit rating downgrade amid concerns about the challenges facing the United States, markets and economists are expecting another solid jobs report on Friday.

And while economic data isn’t typically the sexiest of topics, the monthly jobs report has in recent months delivered plenty of excitement and its fair share of surprises. Last July , for example, the US economy added 568,000 jobs — more than double the 250,000 that economists had expected.Come Friday, the government’s jobs report for this July might not end up being quite so shocking. In fact, it could be relatively humdrum: […]

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