Bird Flu Worries Send Egg Prices Higher

Egg prices continued to rise in September, marking their biggest year-over-year increase in 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday. The price for a dozen eggs last month rose to almost $2.97, up 3 cents from August and a 50.6 percent jump over the prices in September 2014. Prices made a record one-month jump of almost 32 percent in June, $2.57 a dozen, when worries surrounding bird flu peaked. They’ve risen 15 percent...

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Economy’s 215,000 New Jobs Called Good Sign

Washington — September remains in play for a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase after the U.S. added 215,000 jobs in July, extending progress that’s encouraged policymakers to move toward removing unprecedented monetary stimulus. A measure of traders’ bets on a September rate hike rose to the highest level this year after a government report showed employment growth last month was in line with the 211,000 average monthly gain so...

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