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US consumer spending edges up in June

Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items. Read more »

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US construction spending rose a slight 0.1 percent in June

U.S. construction spending increased in June by the smallest amount in five months as a big drop in nonresidential building activity offset a third straight increase in home building. Read more »

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US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

Summer deals and big demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles kept U.S. auto sales strong in July. Read more »

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Susan Tompor: Saving for college? Do homework on 529 plans

Young parents can hear shocking statistics — such as that some private schools could cost about $450,000 for four years by the time today’s newborn heads to college — and give up... Read more »

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Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. Read more »

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Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens

Greece's s stock market plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country's latest economic... Read more »

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Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC

The rise of smartphone ride-hailing services has given New York City riders increasingly more choices in how to get from here to there. Read more »

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AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless package

AT&T is unveiling a new package that combines traditional TV and wireless services as it seeks to broaden its offerings following its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV... Read more »

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Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman... Read more »

Published Aug. 1, 2015

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With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of... Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland as authorities remove protesters from bridges

Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an... Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Pacific trade ministers wrapping up talks at Hawaii resort

Ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations meeting at a Hawaii resort are wrapping up four days of talks on the establishment of a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the... Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy

As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

Next year, you won't have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can't get to a TV. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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US wage growth falls to record-slow pace in 2nd quarter

U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a... Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Exxon profit falls by half but production rises

Exxon Mobil Corp. profit dropped by half in the second quarter on sharply lower oil and gas prices around the world, but the company's oil and gas production, which has been generally declining in... Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Q&A: Four years in, consumer protection agency has plenty to do

The nation's youngest government agency recently celebrated its four-year anniversary, and it's still got plenty to do. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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US stocks little changed as investors react to earnings

U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading Friday, as investors reacted to some disappointing quarterly earnings. Declines were led by energy companies after two big oil companies reported a slump in... Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Russia's central bank cuts key interest rate

The Russian central bank cut its key interest rate by 0.5 percentage points to 11 percent on Friday, bowing to the pressure of businesses to make lending more accessible. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls

Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant, despite menu prices going up 21 percent

Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead... Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Spring rebound for US economy sets stage for Fed rate hike

The U.S. economy isn't moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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LinkedIn bucks week's downward trend among social media

It hasn't been a great week for social media companies, but professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. seems to be bucking the trend. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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Hollywood's Relativity Media files for bankruptcy protection

Relativity Media, the struggling "mini major" Hollywood studio behind movies such as "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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MSNBC canceling three of its afternoon programs

MSNBC said Thursday that it is canceling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network-wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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