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US companies add 166,000 jobs in September

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added just 166,000 jobs in September, only slightly more than the previous two months. The lack of improvement in hiring, along with the threat of a prolonged government shutdown, could help persuade the Federal Reserve to delay scaling back its stimulus. Payroll company ADP said Wednesday that private employers added just 159,000 jobs in August and...