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Inflation flattens out in June, and some good news for consumers

By Joseph Lawler | 07/22/14 10:58 AM

Consumer inflation held steady at 2.1 percent yearly in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning.
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US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

07/22/14 04:20 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected. "The news today is pretty good," said JJ...
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Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession

By BERNARD CONDON | 07/22/14 05:58 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down. Employers in the U.S. are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the late 1990s and the economy finally looks ready to expand at a healthy rate. But sluggish growth in France, Italy,...
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