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Weekly US jobless claims drop 42K to 338K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the biggest drop since November 2012. But economists say the figures from late November […]

12/26/2013

A customer signs his credit card receipt at a Target store. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)

Target: Justice Dept. investigates its data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. said on Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer that’s being called the second largest incident in U.S. […]

12/23/2013

Jimmetta Smith, right, the wife of a U.S. Marine veteran, holds her resume while talking with Rhonda Knight, a senior recruiter for Delta airlines, at a job fair for veterans and family members at the VFW Post 2681, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Weekly US jobless claims hit 9-month high of 379K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 379,000, the highest since March. The increase may reflect volatility around the Thanksgiving holidays. The Labor […]

12/19/2013

Nov. 29, 2013: Shoppers rest on chairs in the Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher, File)

Holiday shopping spree not for everyone

NEW YORK (AP) — Many Americans appear to be watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year. Money is still tight for some. Others are fed up with commercialism of the holidays. […]

12/12/2013

Nov. 14, 2013: retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Gipson, of Atlanta, right, has his resume looked over by Ralph Brown, a management and program analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681,Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

US unemployment aid applications surge to 368,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year. The surge in first-time applications could be […]

12/12/2013

President Barack Obama holds up Kylie Schmitter as she and her sister Lainey Schmitter, lights the menorah during the first of two Hanukkah receptions in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama celebrates end of Hanukkah at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the end of Hanukkah with two receptions at the White House. He noted the rare quirk in the calendar that overlapped Thanksgiving with the start of eight-day […]

12/05/2013

In this July 16, 2013, file photo, a covered vehicle sits in part of the new paint shop at Chrysler's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US economy grows at 3.6 percent rate in 3rd qtr.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a […]

12/05/2013

Actor Paul Walker (AP Photo)

Universal shuts down ‘Fast & Furious 7′ production

NEW YORK (AP) — Universal Pictures has shut down production “for a period of time” on “Fast & Furious 7″ following the death of its star Paul Walker. The studio announced Wednesday that the film […]

12/04/2013

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stocks pause after long holiday weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is little changed is early trading after eight straight weeks of gains and the long holiday weekend. The Dow Jones industrial average eased eight points to 16,077. The […]

12/02/2013

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Thanksgiving takes more Black Friday sales

Thanksgiving Day is no longer all about turkey: It’s eating away at Black Friday shopping. U.S. shoppers spent $9.74 billion on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That’s a drop of 13.2 percent compared with […]

11/30/2013

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