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Has Job Growth Peaked?

Lurking behind the stable, more predictable employment numbers is an undeniably sharp decline in monthly job growth rates.

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Markets all acted a little sickly this week, with the S&P 500 declining for nine straight days, although none of the declines was major.

The cover story is U.S. election worries that intensified dramatically, and Donald Trump is closing his gap with Hillary Clinton in polls released this week. U.S. Federal Reserve musings about a December rate hike at its most recent meeting didn't help, either.

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Robert Johnson, CFA does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.