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Steady US job gains likely continued in February

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Job growth probably continued at a modest but steady pace last month, buoyed by consumer spending and strength in the housing and auto industries. Economists forecast that employers added 152,000 jobs in February, according to a survey by FactSet, about the same as in January. The unemployment rate likely dipped to 7.8 percent from 7.9 percent. The Labor Department is...