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Productivity up 8.1 percent in third quarter (8:25 a.m. 9/3/09)

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Productivity surged in the third quarter by the largest amount in six years while labor costs fell. While that indicates inflation is remaining under control, it also signals that workers' wages are getting squeezed, raising doubts about the durability of the economic recovery. The Commerce Department said Thursday productivity ...

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