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Stimulus efforts boost China's growth

Posted: July 17, 2014 at 2:37 a.m.

Pedestrians pass a clothing store Wednesday at a shopping mall in Beijing advertising a summer sale. China’s economy grew in the last quarter and more than 7 million new jobs were created.

China's economic growth edged up in the latest quarter, and more than 7 million new jobs were created in the first half of the year, the government said Wednesday, easing pressure on communist leaders as they try to prevent a precipitous slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

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