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The Champaign News-Gazette
Historic makeover: Harriet Tubman to be face on $20 billMARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. paper money is g
Historic makeover: Harriet Tubman to be face on $20 bill
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. paper money is getting a historic makeover. Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist born into slavery, will be the new face on the $20 bill. The leader of the Underground... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Treasury official: Harriet Tubman will go on $20 billBy MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer Published: April 21, 2016 9:00 AM WAS
Treasury official: Harriet Tubman will go on $20 bill
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 8 days ago
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer Published: April 21, 2016 9:00 AM WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Treasury official says Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Missing Ingredient For Millennials: Down Payments SavingsBy JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON - Short of savings and burdened b
Missing Ingredient For Millennials: Down Payments Savings
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 8 days ago
By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON - Short of savings and burdened by debt, America's millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher prices in many of the most desirable cities. Surveys show that most... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Hamilton stays on $10 bill; Tubman goes on $20bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. (U.S. Tre
Hamilton stays on $10 bill; Tubman goes on $20
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 9 days ago
bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. (U.S. Treasury via AP, File) By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON – Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Treasury official says Harriet Tubman will go on $20 billbill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. (U.S. Tre
Treasury official says Harriet Tubman will go on $20 bill
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 9 days ago
bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. (U.S. Treasury via AP, File) By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Treasury official says abolitionist Harriet Tubman will go on $20 bill$20 likely means that Lew has decided to keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bil
Treasury official says abolitionist Harriet Tubman will go on $20 bill
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 9 days ago
$20 likely means that Lew has decided to keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, a victory for those who had opposed his initial plan to remove Hamilton. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer Comments are currently unavailable on this ar... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Missing Ingredient For Millennials: Down Payments SavingsAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON - Short of savings and burdened by debt, Americ
Missing Ingredient For Millennials: Down Payments Savings
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 9 days ago
AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON - Short of savings and burdened by debt, America's millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher prices in many of the most desirable cities. Surveys show that most Americans... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Top finance officials: World economy still faces threatsheadquarters in Washington, Friday, April 15, 2016. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
Top finance officials: World economy still faces threats
The Record Searchlight / Posted 13 days ago
headquarters in Washington, Friday, April 15, 2016. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The global recovery has regained most of the ground lost from the market turbulence... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
New York manufacturing expanded in AprilBy CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Factory activ
New York manufacturing expanded in April
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 14 days ago
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Factory activity in New York expanded in April at the fastest pace in more than a year, a sign manufacturing may be picking up after a tough 2015. The New York Federal Reserve's... Read more
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Silicon Valley
Lew: US retreat from global economic stage would be mistakeAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday tha
Lew: US retreat from global economic stage would be mistake
Silicon Valley / Posted 18 days ago
AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday that Americans have reaped significant benefits from the international architecture put in place after World War II and the United States would be making a serious mistake to... Read more
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The Mercury News
Lew: US retreat from global economic stage would be mistakeAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday tha
Lew: US retreat from global economic stage would be mistake
The Mercury News / Posted 18 days ago
AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday that Americans have reaped significant benefits from the international architecture put in place after World War II and the United States would be making a serious mistake to... Read more
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The Mercury News
US consumer borrowing rises at weak pace againBy CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers bo
US consumer borrowing rises at weak pace again
The Mercury News / Posted 22 days ago
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers borrowed at a modest pace in February for the second month in a row, evidence of ongoing caution that has kept a lid on spending this year. Borrowing rose at a 5.8 percent... Read more
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Silicon Valley
US consumer borrowing rises at weak pace againBy CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers bo
US consumer borrowing rises at weak pace again
Silicon Valley / Posted 22 days ago
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers borrowed at a modest pace in February for the second month in a row, evidence of ongoing caution that has kept a lid on spending this year. Borrowing rose at a 5.8 percent... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Applications for jobless aid fall to low level of 267,000quarter, and may have slowed further in the first quarter. Yet many economists
Applications for jobless aid fall to low level of 267,000
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 22 days ago
quarter, and may have slowed further in the first quarter. Yet many economists expect ongoing job gains and lower prices at the gas pump to lift consumer spending in the coming months and boost growth. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics W... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Applications for jobless aid fall to low level of 267,000quarter, and may have slowed further in the first quarter. Yet many economists
Applications for jobless aid fall to low level of 267,000
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 22 days ago
quarter, and may have slowed further in the first quarter. Yet many economists expect ongoing job gains and lower prices at the gas pump to lift consumer spending in the coming months and boost growth. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics W... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Obama praises Treasury steps to deter 'tax inversions'"lead by example" in closing loopholes and provisions. "A lot of it's legal, b
Obama praises Treasury steps to deter 'tax inversions'
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 23 days ago
"lead by example" in closing loopholes and provisions. "A lot of it's legal, but that's exactly the problem," he said. AP Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger and Associated Press writer Kathleen Hennessey contributed to this report. Follow... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Obama praises Treasury steps to deter 'tax inversions'"lead by example" in closing loopholes and provisions. "A lot of it's legal, b
Obama praises Treasury steps to deter 'tax inversions'
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 23 days ago
"lead by example" in closing loopholes and provisions. "A lot of it's legal, but that's exactly the problem," he said. AP Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger and Associated Press writer Kathleen Hennessey contributed to this report. Follow... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
U.S. trade deficit rises in February to 6-month highin 2015. Economists are hoping that strong domestic demand, fueled by rising em
U.S. trade deficit rises in February to 6-month high
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 24 days ago
in 2015. Economists are hoping that strong domestic demand, fueled by rising employment and higher consumer spending, will be able to offset the adverse impact of falling exports on American manufacturers. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
US factory orders contract in FebruaryAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories fell in February fo
US factory orders contract in February
The Fremont Argus / Posted 25 days ago
AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories fell in February for the third time in the past four months. Meanwhile, a key category that tracks business investment plans dropped by the largest amount in two months. Factory orders fell... Read more
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The Mercury News
US factory orders contract in FebruaryAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories fell in February fo
US factory orders contract in February
The Mercury News / Posted 25 days ago
AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories fell in February for the third time in the past four months. Meanwhile, a key category that tracks business investment plans dropped by the largest amount in two months. Factory orders fell... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Steady hiring spurs more job hunts, rate rises to 5 percentCHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers s
Steady hiring spurs more job hunts, rate rises to 5 percent
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 28 days ago
CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers shrugged off signs of weak growth and extended their long stretch of steady hiring in March, adding 215,000 jobs. The unemployment rate ticked up — to 5 percent from 4.9... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Steady hiring spurs more job hunts, rate rises to 5 pct.production.Meanwhile, Americans have pulled back a bit from home-buying. Sales
Steady hiring spurs more job hunts, rate rises to 5 pct.
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 28 days ago
production.Meanwhile, Americans have pulled back a bit from home-buying. Sales of existing homes fell a sharp 7.1 percent in February, held back by a lack of available supply that has pushed up prices. By Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics W... Read more
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Silicon Valley
US manufacturing grows in March, ending 5 months of declinesAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. manufacturers expanded in March, ending
US manufacturing grows in March, ending 5 months of declines
Silicon Valley / Posted 28 days ago
AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. manufacturers expanded in March, ending a five-month streak of declining factory activity. The Institute for Supply Management said Friday that its manufacturing index rose to 51.8 last month from 49.5 in... Read more
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Silicon Valley
U.S. consumer sentiment slips in March to five-year lowAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer sentiment slipped last month t
U.S. consumer sentiment slips in March to five-year low
Silicon Valley / Posted 28 days ago
AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer sentiment slipped last month to lowest level since October with Americans worried about the country's economic outlook, the University of Michigan said Friday. The university's index of consumer... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
US manufacturing grows in March, ending 5 months of declinesAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. manufacturers expanded in March, ending
US manufacturing grows in March, ending 5 months of declines
The Fremont Argus / Posted 28 days ago
AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. manufacturers expanded in March, ending a five-month streak of declining factory activity. The Institute for Supply Management said Friday that its manufacturing index rose to 51.8 last month from 49.5 in... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
U.S. consumer sentiment slips in March to five-year lowAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer sentiment slipped last month t
U.S. consumer sentiment slips in March to five-year low
The Fremont Argus / Posted 28 days ago
AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer sentiment slipped last month to lowest level since October with Americans worried about the country's economic outlook, the University of Michigan said Friday. The university's index of consumer... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
US gains 215,000 jobs in March, unemployment rises to 5 pct.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employer
US gains 215,000 jobs in March, unemployment rises to 5 pct.
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 28 days ago
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers notched another solid month of hiring in March, adding 215,000 jobs. The improvement was driven by large gains in the construction, retail and health care... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Steady US hiring likely continues even as growth stumblesBy CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. hiring h
Steady US hiring likely continues even as growth stumbles
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 28 days ago
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. hiring has been strong for the past six months, yet economic growth has faltered over the same period. Which yardstick paints the more accurate picture of how the country is... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Steady US hiring likely continues even as growth stumblesBy CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. hiring h
Steady US hiring likely continues even as growth stumbles
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 28 days ago
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. hiring has been strong for the past six months, yet economic growth has faltered over the same period. Which yardstick paints the more accurate picture of how the country is... Read more
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The Daily Review
Around Pleasanton: Foothill High civics team makes nationalson this year's Competition Civics team. They had finished second at the state c
Around Pleasanton: Foothill High civics team makes nationals
The Daily Review / Posted a month ago
on this year's Competition Civics team. They had finished second at the state competition, their class had morphed into AP Economics, and the students were back to their busy lives of sports, jobs, school and college preparations. And then, the... Read more
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The News & Observer
Surge in Wake County high school students registering to voteSchneidewind, a social studies teacher at Millbrook and the school’s voter regi
Surge in Wake County high school students registering to vote
The News & Observer / Posted 1 months ago
Schneidewind, a social studies teacher at Millbrook and the school’s voter registration coordinator, said he sends his AP Economics students into classrooms asking if students want to register to vote. Nina Wilder, 17, a Millbrook High senior,... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
How liberal enrollment policies for honors classes are hurting scores but helping studentsbrings up a former student. English wasn’t her first language. She had never b
How liberal enrollment policies for honors classes are hurting scores but helping students
Greeley Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
brings up a former student. English wasn’t her first language. She had never been in an AP course, and she decided Burch’s AP economics course would be the one. It was her senior year, second semester, and she didn’t need the course to... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
U.S. grew slightly more in 4th quarter than earlier estimatedeconomy.Analysts have forecast that for 2016 as a whole, the economy will grow
U.S. grew slightly more in 4th quarter than earlier estimated
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 1 months ago
economy.Analysts have forecast that for 2016 as a whole, the economy will grow around 2 percent. That would be down from 2.4 percent growth for all of 2015, a figure that was not revised in the new report. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
U.S. grew slightly more in 4th quarter than earlier estimatedMARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew
U.S. grew slightly more in 4th quarter than earlier estimated
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 1 months ago
MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than previously estimated, boosted by stronger consumer spending. Consumers may be providing more lift to the economy in... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
US economy likely struggled last quarter; mild rebound seenBy MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - After struggling i
US economy likely struggled last quarter; mild rebound seen
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 1 months ago
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - After struggling in the final three months of 2015, the U.S. economy is thought to be rebounding in the current quarter, though not as strongly as most analysts had once expected. On... Read more
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FOX Carolina
US economy likely struggled last quarter; mild rebound seenBy MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - After struggling i
US economy likely struggled last quarter; mild rebound seen
FOX Carolina / Posted 1 months ago
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - After struggling in the final three months of 2015, the U.S. economy is thought to be rebounding in the current quarter, though not as strongly as most analysts had once expected. On... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
US economy likely struggled last quarter; mild rebound seenBy MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - After struggling i
US economy likely struggled last quarter; mild rebound seen
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 1 months ago
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - After struggling in the final three months of 2015, the U.S. economy is thought to be rebounding in the current quarter, though not as strongly as most analysts had once expected. On... Read more
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The Mercury News
Burlingame: Community rallies to prevent transfer of popular teacherin San Mateo. The district's board of trustees will consider Thursday night wh
Burlingame: Community rallies to prevent transfer of popular teacher
The Mercury News / Posted 1 months ago
in San Mateo. The district's board of trustees will consider Thursday night whether to move Kevin Nelson, who teaches AP economics and government, to Aragon High School next year over the protests of students and parents who claim he's been... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
More Americans seek jobless aid, yet applications still lowweak 2015.Sales of existing homes dipped in February, but followed two solid re
More Americans seek jobless aid, yet applications still low
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 1 months ago
weak 2015.Sales of existing homes dipped in February, but followed two solid readings in December and January. And new home sales rose 2 percent last month, though all the increase occurred in the West. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Wr... Read more
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WWAY 3 Wilmington
US home rental cost growth is slowingBy JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. renters saw their mon
US home rental cost growth is slowing
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 1 months ago
By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. renters saw their monthly leases rise at a significantly slower pace in February, a sign that new construction may be starting to limit housing costs for apartment dwellers. Real estate data... Read more
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