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US chief executives more optimistic about hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief executives for the largest U.S. companies are more optimistic about sales over the next six months and plan to add more workers. The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that its April-June quarterly […]

06/12/2013

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US employers add 175K jobs, rate up to 7.6 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a gain that shows employers are hiring at a still-modest but steady pace despite government spending cuts and higher taxes. The unemployment rate rose […]

06/07/2013

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Bernanke will leave in Jan. and other forecasts

(The Associated Press) – Chairman Ben Bernanke is a deft communicator who will leave the Federal Reserve once his second term ends in January and should be succeeded by Vice Chairman Janet Yellen. The rising […]

06/06/2013

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Measure of US economy’s health declines in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy’s health over the next six months declined slightly in March from February, a sign that growth may slow this spring.

04/18/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

PROMISES, PROMISES: Oil imports

Every president since Richard Nixon has pushed to cut U.S. dependence on imported oil, and President Barack Obama is no exception. Now, though, for the first time in 30 years, oil imports are falling in a significant way.

04/08/2013

U.S. unemployment down

A tale of 2 employment surveys, at a glance

(AP) – The U.S. economy added just 88,000 jobs in March, a sharp drop from the average 221,000 created in the previous four months. At the same time, the unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent from 7.7 percent in February.

04/05/2013

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Consumer confidence falls in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are less confident in the economy than they were last month as massive government spending cuts have stoked economic uncertainty.

03/26/2013

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Fed stands by stimulus, sees stronger US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year but still needs the Fed’s extraordinary support to help lower high unemployment.

03/20/2013

A US economy that’s strengthened over past 4 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy, the expected focus of Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech, is much healthier than it was four years ago. Yet growth remains slow and unemployment high.

02/12/2013

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Predictions from market experts for 2013

(AP) – What lies ahead for the stock market? The AP asked leading market analysts and investment managers where they see the Standard & Poor’s 500 index winding up by the end of 2013 and why.

12/31/2012

Ben Bernanke

Bernanke says fiscal cliff already hurting economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the U.S. economy is already being hurt by the “fiscal cliff” standoff in Washington but the Fed believes the crisis will be resolved without significant long-term damage.

12/12/2012

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Stocks get little help from consumer confidence

NEW YORK (AP) – Investors are taking little comfort from the latest deal to deliver financial aid to Greece and better readings on consumer confidence and durable goods orders in the U.S. Indexes were little […]

11/27/2012

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