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Linux process in background - "Stopped" in jobs?

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http://stackoverflow.com – I'm currently running a process with the & sign. $ example & However, (please note i'm a newbie to linux) I realised that pretty much second after such command I'm getting a note that my process received a stopped sign. If I do $ jobs I'll get the list with my example process with a little note "Stopped". Is it really stopped and not working at all in the background? How does it exactly work? I'm getting mixed info from the Internet. (HowTos)