NEW YORK - U.S. stocks fell at the open on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a third straight decline, as concerns grew over the strength of China's economy.
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The state of the US job market is essentially unchanged. On Wednesday morning, the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLTs) data showed that the rate of hiring, turnover, and the number of open jobs was largely unchanged.
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