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  • Markets steady but Malaysia jet jitters remain

    LONDON (AP) — Markets settled down Friday but jitters over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine remained at the fulcrum of investors' thoughts. All 283 passengers and 15 crew members aboard the Amsterdam-to-Kuala Lumpur flight were killed in Thursday's crash. U.S authorities and...

  • US stocks move higher as companies post results

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 96 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,072 as of midday Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 14 points, or 0.8 percent, to...

  • Big Ideas: On basketball, prisons and Kansas

    Do some people think taxes don't affect economic choices? If so, they should talk to Trevor Ariza and the Washington Wizards.

  • Gauge of US economy rises 0.3 percent in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health increased in June for a fifth consecutive month, supporting the view that economic growth should accelerate in the second half of this year. The Conference Board said Friday its index of leading indicators rose 0.3...

  • How Obama questions your patriotism

    So President Obama is again using one of the most contemptible phrases in American politics -- "economic patriotism."

  • Mark Zandi: The go-to economist when fiscal war breaks out

    By defining the center of economic opinion on a range of topics from mortgages to health care, Mark Zandi has made himself a valuable authority. The leaders of both parties love to cite him -- when his analysis helps their cause.

  • US unemployment aid applications drop to 302,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, a steady decline that suggests a strengthening job market. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dipped 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week...

  • Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue. The report released Thursday also showed that Google's advertising prices are still dropping to extend a nearly...

  • If you've got a small business, odds are the Export-Import Bank isn't helping you

    Americans now know the Export-Import Bank is a corporatist program built on bad economics.

  • Oil rises past $103 on geopolitical turmoil

    The price of oil rose 2 percent Thursday on lower U.S. inventories and concerns that geopolitical tensions could disrupt global supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.99 to close at $103.19 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Wednesday, the Nymex contract added...

  • Orrin Hatch takes on Treasury's Jack Lew over 'economic patriotism'

    Sen. Orrin Hatch isn't playing along with Jack Lew's exhortation for "economic patriotism."

  • Jet downing, weak earnings rattle stock market

    Stocks are closing sharply lower as traders worried about an escalation of tensions between Russia and the West following the downing of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine. Traders were also unsettled by poor corporate earnings and a weak indicator for the housing market. The Dow Jones...

  • Reliability of economic data undermined by digital revolution

    The economic data that drives so much political debate is becoming increasingly less reliable in the digital era. That's because new technology makes it hard to compare the 21st-century economy to anything that came before it.

  • Jet downing, weak earnings, rattled stock market

    The stock market veered lower Thursday afternoon, weighed down by news that a passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine and by disappointing U.S. corporate earnings and housing data. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slid 135 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,002 as of 3:35 p.m....

  • Largest US insurer's move signals industry shift

    The nation's largest health insurer expects to play a much bigger role in the health care overhaul next year, as the federal law shifts from raising giant questions for the sector to offering growth opportunities. UnitedHealth Group said Thursday that it will participate in as many as 24 of the...



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