Private-sector Hiring Slows In April, Stirs Concern

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies hired the fewest people in seven months in April, a worrisome sign for a labor market that has struggled to gain traction and adding to concerns that the economy has lost some momentum.

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