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US economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarter

The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas. Read more »

Published 35 minutes ago

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Germany: Talk of axing Greek debt 'divorced from reality'

Germany bluntly rejected suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, as a top eurozone finance official met Friday with the country's new left-wing government leaders... Read more »

Published 36 minutes ago

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Qatar Airways buys nearly 10 percent of BA, Iberia parent

Qatar Airways said Friday it has bought nearly 10 percent of the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, deepening wealthy Qatar's business ties to Europe and intensifying competition... Read more »

Published 46 minutes ago

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Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge

It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a promising earnings season into a grim one. Read more »

Published 1 hour ago

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How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?

Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology... Read more »

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Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight

Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon. Read more »

Published 2 hours ago

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The Mortgage Professor: How to write a letter to a lender

In pricing loans used to purchase a home, lenders distinguish three possible uses of the property. Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who... Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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US home ownership rate falls to 20-year low

The national home ownership rate fell last quarter to the lowest level in two decades, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday. Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates

The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows. Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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Ford beats estimates despite declines in earnings, revenue

Ford's net income tumbled in the fourth quarter as the company took an expected charge to deal with its struggling Venezuelan operations. Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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Tess Frame: Five reasons you’re still unemployed

Every January, we set resolutions to eat healthier, get fit, make more money, travel and live life more fully than we did the previous year. Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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Playing catch-up on savings: Is it doable?

Not everyone who puts off retirement saving can make a success of playing catch-up. But for a lot of people, it is doable, with the right advice and a realistic plan. Here are some suggestions. Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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4 warning signs your teen is destined for bad credit

Has your teen ever overdrawn a checking account, gotten a speeding ticket or charged more than agreed on your credit card? Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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Study: Chances of driver dying in car crash plummets

The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles,... Read more »

Published 20 hours ago

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Child grooms of Nepal are married off as young as 7

The groom remembers his wedding day only in snapshots, like a dream that comes back in fragments. Read more »

Published 20 hours ago

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Alibaba adjusted profit tops estimates, revenue disappoints

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba's Group reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations as its user base continued to grow and shoppers bought more on mobile phones. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Profiting as a Super Bowl host city isn’t always a sure bet

No offense, but the mayor of this town hopes you are miserable, wherever you are. He is sitting behind his desk, the sunshine sneaking through his window, and he hopes you are reading this from... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Arizona stops citing Uber, Lyft drivers as new law crafted

Arizona regulators on Wednesday stopped issuing citations to drivers for transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft as the Legislature works to craft a new law to allow the companies to operate... Read more »

Published yesterday

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McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Facebook's status update: Profit, revenue beat expectations

For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend

Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Tiger fight: China and Alibaba face off over fake goods

Regulators on Wednesday issued a scathing report against one of the country's biggest stars, accusing e-commerce giant Alibaba of failing to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on its... Read more »

Published yesterday

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