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US factory activity improves in April, but hiring declines
U.S. factories expanded in April at the same pace as in March, but manufacturers are starting to curtail hiring in a possible sign of weakness.
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US construction spending drops 0.6 percent in March
U.S. construction fell in March as an increase in nonresidential construction was offset by declines in home building and government projects.
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Seeking answers to getting recalled cars fixed quickly
Robo calls, social media ads, personal letters from the CEO and even a smartphone app are among ways auto companies are trying to convince more customers to get repairs done on cars recalled for se...
April 28, 2015 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL relinquishing tax-exempt status
The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, which Commissioner Roger Goodell called a "distraction."
April 28, 2015 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs
UPDATE: More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities. That's the finding of an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community P...
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GM, Ford, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler report April sales gains
UPDATE: Hot sales of small and midsize SUVs drove auto sales higher last month as General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Nissan all reported U.S. sales gains.
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US consumer sentiment rises on optimism over job market
Optimism about the job market lifted U.S. consumer sentiment in April to its second-highest level since 2007.
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Noting slower economy, Fed appears no closer to a rate hike
The Federal Reserve downgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly stopped. It offered no sign that a rate increase might be coming soon.
April 29, 2015 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Regions Bank fined $7.5 million for illegal overdraft fees
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined Regions Bank $7.5 million for illegally charging customers for overdraft protection.
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Genetic testing moves into world of employee health
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.
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