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2014/10/30 06:50
2014/10/30 06:50
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WASHINGTON (AP) � When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else: The Janet Yellen era. Officially, Yellen has...
2014/10/30 06:50
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2014/10/29 21:56
2014/10/29 21:56
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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market – a key condition for an eventual...
2014/10/29 07:51
2014/10/29 07:51
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Created: 10/29/2014 1:21 AM By: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the U.S. economy accelerating — finally? If it is, which sorts of Americans stand to benefit most? And why is it doing...
2014/10/28 16:36
2014/10/28 16:36
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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead. The Standard &...
2014/10/24 04:29
2014/10/24 04:29
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WASHINGTON — With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even...
2014/10/23 14:52
2014/10/23 14:52
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CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, The Associated Press Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:04 AM Applications are a proxy for layoffs. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 3,000 to...
2014/10/21 17:36
2014/10/21 17:36
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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report...
2014/10/20 15:39
2014/10/20 15:39
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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may...
2014/10/16 21:34
2014/10/16 21:34
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. The Dow Jones industrial average has lost 874 points since Oct. 8, largely...
2014/10/16 16:20
2014/10/16 16:20
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CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening...
2014/10/16 15:51
2014/10/16 15:51
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Created: 10/16/2014 9:21 AM By: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Factories in the Philadelphia region expanded at a weaker pace in October as shipments and hiring slowed. The Federal...
2014/10/15 21:51
2014/10/15 21:51
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Created: 10/15/2014 3:21 PM By: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — The turbulence that's roiling financial markets is punishing stock investors, raising worries for major U.S. companies and...
2014/10/15 13:51
2014/10/15 13:51
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Created: 10/15/2014 7:21 AM By: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — New York manufacturers are growing at the slowest pace in six months as new orders shrink and shipments barely rise. The...
2014/10/14 19:51
2014/10/14 19:51
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Created: 10/14/2014 12:52 PM By: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now confronts a new worry: A sputtering global...
2014/10/14 04:58
2014/10/14 04:58
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WASHINGTON -- Just as their economies had begun to recover from the man-made horror of coups and civil war, the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by...
2014/10/09 22:36
2014/10/09 22:36
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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON — Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low. The Labor...
2014/10/09 15:07
2014/10/09 15:07
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CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, The Associated Press FILE - In this July 30, 2014 photo, David Mann, of Pawtucket, R.I., shops for vegetables at the Wishing Stone Farm stand at a farmers market, in...
2014/10/04 23:59
2014/10/04 23:59
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PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) - Boosted by the lowest jobless rate in six years, President Barack Obama on Friday heralded September's hiring rate as the longest uninterrupted stretch of private sector job...
2014/10/03 16:52
2014/10/03 16:52
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CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, The Associated Press Last updated: Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:05 AM Posted: Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:58 AM Average hourly wages dipped last month, a surprising trend in...
2014/10/03 01:54
2014/10/03 01:54
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Obama touts economic gains under his watch Thursday, October 2 2014 | 8:50 p.m. CDT By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) ? President Barack Obama acknowledged his pivotal role in...
2014/10/30 06:50
2014/10/30 06:50
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