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Ford's profit falls 39 percent in first quarter

Ford Motor Co.'s worldwide sales rose in the first quarter, propelled by growing strength in Asia and Europe. But weakness in North America dragged down the company's profit. Read more »

April 25, 2014

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Russia credit rating cut amid Ukraine crisis

Russia felt the impact of the Ukrainian crisis on its economy on Friday, when ratings agency Standard & Poor's cut its credit grade for the first time in five years and the central bank raised... Read more »

April 25, 2014

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General Motors 1Q profit dragged down by recalls

General Motors on Thursday reported its worst financial results in more than four years as the costs of a series of recalls dragged down earnings. Read more »

April 24, 2014

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Greece hits milestone, opens way for debt relief

Greece has reached a major financial milestone that its creditors demanded as a precondition for being granted more debt relief, the European Commission said Wednesday. Read more »

April 23, 2014

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Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

A closely-watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum. Read more »

April 23, 2014

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Why small businesses want a higher minimum wage

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Small businesses want a higher minimum wage, even though they may be getting more loans. Read more »

April 22, 2014

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USDA establishes rural business investment program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related start-up business in rural areas with cash needed to expand. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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Obamacare may not be as expensive as we thought

According to the CBO, the net cost of the Affordable Care Act is projected to be cost $5 billion less in 2014 than originally projected. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

Johnson & Johnson says its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales. The world's biggest maker of health care products easily... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Retirement assets are making a comeback

Retirement assets at the end of 2013 were the highest on record, a strong indication that many savers have seen their investment accounts bounce back from the financial crisis of 2008 when the... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)

It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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5 smart ways to use your tax refund

So you're getting a tax refund? What are you going to do with it? What should you do with it? Here are five smart ways you can use your refund. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Why the 1 percent don't feel rich

While it may seem easy to be 1 percenter, it's actually not the life of the rich and famous you'd think. Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Mozilla CEO resigns. But was he right about religion in the workplace?

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Religion in the workplace is being brought up in multiple ways in recent months, from Mozilla to Hobby Lobby. But should religious beliefs be left at the door? Read more »

April 3, 2014

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How poverty is a moral issue

People may be trying to help the poor. But are they considering the rights of the impoverished? Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Wealth inequality is quickly growing

A recent Slate article looked at wealth inequality and how fast it might actually be growing in the United States. Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Expensive tax mistakes to avoid

Tax season is in full swing. Thanks to tax preparation software, a lot of the common mistakes (i.e., missing Social Security numbers) are now automatically detected. Still, they are only capable of... Read more »

April 2, 2014

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Greece to get next bailout loans by end of month

Greece will start receiving its next 8.3 billion euros ($11.4 billion) in bailout loans at the end of the month, eurozone finance ministers said Tuesday, citing progress after "many painful years"... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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US auto sales expected to rise 2 percent in March

Chrysler's U.S. sales jumped 13 percent in March, helped by strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee and the Ram pickup. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage. Read more »

March 28, 2014

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Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico

Nearly a million jars of peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and... Read more »

March 28, 2014

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BlackBerry revenue falls below a $1 billion

BlackBerry reported a steep drop in profit and revenue Friday as it transitions from a smartphone company to a software business under its new chief executive. Shares rose five percent in morning... Read more »

March 28, 2014

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9 ways to spot — and avoid — a shady student loan 'debt relief' agency

Student loan "debt relief" scams abound. But how can a borrower avoid falling prey to them? Look out for these nine red flags to spot these agencies — and steer clear of them. Read more »

March 27, 2014

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What the business industry can learn from basketball

Basketball is taking a new strategy, and it may be something businesses can learn from. Read more »

March 27, 2014

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Testers say federal health care website runs slow

If you're waiting until the last minute to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, a little extra patience might come in handy. Read more »

March 26, 2014

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