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Food Economy: Restaurants, Supermarkets Fuel Job Growth

Restaurants and supermarkets were two of the biggest sources of job growth last month, showing that the way to U.S. economic recovery may be through the stomach.

Food services and drinking places added 20,400 jobs in September, according to data released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food and beverage stores, meanwhile, generated 19,500 positions, helped by the resolution of a strike at a New England grocer.