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So much for all that talk about economic recovery. The Labor Department announced today that employers shed 85,000 jobs in December, despite the fact some analysts expected to see some job growth during the last month of the year. Then again, the number of temporary jobs was up slightly, so if you've been thinking about making some extra cash working the midnight shift at Best Buy, well, there's always that option. [WP, WSJ]