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A robot paints brake drums at Webb Wheel Products in Cullman, Ala. The U.S. economy finally regained the jobs lost during the Great Recession, but the comeback is far from complete. Millions of construction and factory jobs have been permanently replaced by new technologies: robots, software and advanced equipment that increases productivity and requires less manpower.

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US job market recovers losses yet appears weaker

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The comeback is far from complete.

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