Shoppers make a purchase at an outlet mall in Los Angeles. Employers added 55,000 jobs in the retail sector in December. Gus Ruelas/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Energy companies are adding workers, but fatal accidents are on the rise, too. iStockphoto hide caption

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On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands

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A customer prepares to sign a credit card slip Thursday at a Target store in Miami. The giant retailer says 40 million payment cards nationwide may have been compromised by data theft. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., unveil a budget deal Dec. 10 in Washington. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Superlow inflation means workers often don't see big raises and consumers may delay buying, thinking prices will drop some more. Kevork Djansezian/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A prospective job seeker gets information at a job resource fair for military veterans in Van Nuys, Calif., on Oct. 24. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mary Barra speaks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year. General Motors has picked her to lead the company. Rebecca Cook/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A truck bearing Mexican and U.S. flags approaches the border crossing into the U.S., in Laredo, Texas. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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An auto worker tightens bolts on the wheel of a Focus at a Ford plant in Wayne, Mich. Reports this week showed increases in auto sales and manufacturing jobs. Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gas prices are down compared with last year, but slumping consumer confidence could dampen Thanksgiving holiday travel. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Many Americans Will Be Giving Thanks For Lower Prices

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