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Democrats' hopes of backlash over 'deserter' Burger King are dashed

By Joseph Lawler | 08/29/14 05:01 AM

Democrats' hopes of backlash over 'deserter' Burger King are dashed

Republicans on Capitol Hill are feeling no pressure to thwart those companies whom Democrats label corporate "deserters."
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Economy grows faster than expected

Economy grows faster than expected

By Joseph Lawler | 08/28/14 09:00 AM

U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 4.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday.
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US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | 08/29/14 09:12 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. Consumer spending edged down 0.1 percent last month after a 0.4 percent increase in June, the Commerce Department reported Friday. It was the...
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