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Posted: May 14, 2014 at 2:39 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We’re starting to see some wage inflation. We saw rising pay rates for our temporary staff.” M. Keith Waddell, Robert Half International Inc. president

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Trader Anthony Riccio (front) works Tuesday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange where the Standard & Poor’s 500 index surpassed 1,900.00 during the trading session for the first time.

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