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  • Obama: US must retrain workers who lose jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says all American workers deserve to know that if they lose their jobs, their country will help them train for a better one. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Congress has taken steps in the right direction by approving job-training...

  • How the CFPB is trying to mimic Yelp

    The government's consumer finance regulatory agency is seeking to create a new source of aggravation for banks: Consumer testimonials and reviews of financial services.

  • US stocks mount strong rebound on company earnings

    Investors jumped on a wave of strong corporate financial results Friday, propelling stocks higher for the third time in five days. The gains wiped out much of the market's losses from the day before, when the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine stirred concerns that...

  • Stronger earnings from Google, others drive stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings gains from Google, Honeywell and other big U.S. companies drive the stock market to a higher close, wiping out much of its loss from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 123 points, or 0.7 percent, to 17,097 Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. But the gains haven't been spread evenly across the country. Some states have boomed. Others have struggled to add jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas...

  • 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...



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