02/20/14 04:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher after news that manufacturing in the U.S. is expanding at a rapid clip. A private survey showed that manufacturing grew at the fastest pace in almost four years in February. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 92 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,133...
By David Limbaugh | 02/20/14 04:01 PM
There seems to be a common characteristic among those who follow the liberal orthodoxy, especially those in the old media. Their ideology and rabid partisanship prevent them from acknowledging, much less correcting, policy failures. My brother, Rush, expounds the "Limbaugh theorem," which...
By Brian Hughes | 02/20/14 03:12 PM
President Obama's upcoming budget will not include a previous offer to lower cost-of-living increases for Social Security and other government benefits, the White House said Thursday. “The compromise embedded in last year’s budget included policies like chained CPI — the number one...
02/20/14 02:15 PM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An economist says a survey of bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy is losing steam. The Rural Mainstreet Index dropped below growth neutral in the February survey, hitting 48.4, compared with 50.8 in January and 56.1 in December. The survey...
02/20/14 11:15 AM
LONDON (AP) — A Bank of England policymaker has suggested that consumers should brace themselves for a rise in interest rates by spring of next year. Martin Weale, one of the Monetary Policy Committee's nine members, told Sky News that communication was important and the bank should explain...
02/20/14 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week but remained near historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for the 30-year loan increased to 4.33 percent from 4.28 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage edged up...
02/20/14 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy's health posted a moderate gain in January, suggesting the economy will continue to expand in the first half of this year. The Conference Board reported Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.3 percent last month following no...
By Ashe Schow | 02/20/14 08:43 AM
Bitcoin, the most valuable cryptocurrency on the market, is not included in either Google or Yahoo's currency converters, despite the currency's massive popularity.
By Associated Press | 02/20/14 08:25 AM
A judge said he will decide in two to three weeks whether bond insurers' claims that the millions of dollars they are owed by Detroit should be considered secured debt during the city's bankruptcy.
By Michael Tarm | 02/20/14 08:18 AM
Major colleges run their football teams just like those in the NFL, relying on players to generate millions of dollars in revenue, an economist testified Wednesday before a federal agency that will decide whether Northwestern's football players can form the nation's first union for college athletes.
By Susan Montoya Bryan | 02/20/14 08:16 AM
A proposal that would let voters decide whether to boost the state's minimum wage beginning next year failed to garner enough support despite hours of debate Wednesday night that centered on New Mexico's working poor.
By Jennifer C. Kerr | 02/20/14 08:12 AM
Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 02/20/14 08:07 AM
U.S. consumer prices barely rose last month as a sharp increase in energy costs was offset by cheaper clothing, cars and air fares. The figures indicate inflation remains mild.
By Josh Boak | 02/20/14 07:56 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell a slight 3,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 336,000, a sign that layoffs remain low. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, rose slightly to a seasonally adjusted...
By Brian Hughes | 02/19/14 09:51 PM
Obama's progressive allies in Washington have resisted his calls to swiftly finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership, undercutting the president’s trade pitch to North American leaders at a summit in Toluca, Mexico.
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