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News Summary: Small biz hiring still slow


CREEPING UP: Payroll service ADP said small businesses added 50,000 workers in October, and medium-sized businesses added 27,000. The National Federation of Independent Business said a survey of its members showed that employment at small companies crept up an average 0.02 workers during the month.

NO RUSH: Small business owners are waiting to see what happens to their companies' revenue and the economy, and for the results of next week's election.

STAY TUNED: The Labor Department is set to release its report on October employment Friday.


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