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Applications for US jobless aid rise, but remain at historically near low levels

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week.

US employers add 215,000 jobs in July; 5.3 pct. unemployment

U.S. employers added a solid 215,000 jobs in July, signaling a steadily rising job market and likely nudging the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates in September. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2015

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'Avengers' helps Disney top 3Q earnings expectations

Disney's movie studio boosted company earnings once again, with the debut of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" proving the continued strength of the Marvel superhero brand. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Home inventories can help in case of natural disaster

Wild weather has become more common with climate change, the experts say, and homeowners can prepare for natural disasters by making home inventories — detailed lists of household belongings... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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CVS earnings rise despite no tobacco fix

specialty drugs helped CVS Health cope with tobacco withdrawal to top analyst expectations in the second quarter. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies'

The big three U.S. airlines have all this week banned the shipment of hunting trophies, although it is unclear how many — if any — they have been carrying in recent years. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Greece: Prospect of new election grows, markets hit

Greece's left-wing government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while markets fell again under the weight of plummeting bank shares. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Alpha is latest coal producer to seek bankruptcy protection

Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country's biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric power... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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US manufacturing growth slows in July

U.S. factories were a little less busy last month. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Sears sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estate

Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesake stores. It's at least the 10th straight quarter that the... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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US stocks drop, led by fall in energy stocks

U.S. stocks fell on Monday, led by a slumping energy sector as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods dropped after cutting its... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Visa 3Q earnings jump 25 percent, beat estimates

Visa Inc. said its fiscal third-quarter profit jumped 25 percent, helped by a double-digit rise in payments processed on its network. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Union Pacific's 2Q profit falls 7 percent as volume declines

Union Pacific's second-quarter profit declined 7 percent as the railroad hauled 6 percent less freight overall and coal volumes plummeted 26 percent. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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McDonald's profit falls as customer traffic slips in US

ff in customers at its U.S. restaurants contributed to a 13 percent decline in McDonald's second-quarter profit. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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GM tops 2Q profit forecasts on trucks, SUVs

Big profits from trucks and SUVs helped General Motors overcome a sales slowdown in China, economic problems in Venezuela and payments to ignition switch crash victims as the automaker's... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Apple has cash cow in iPhone even as phone industry slows

Smartphone sales may be slowing for some tech companies, but not for Apple. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Greek banks reopen but cash limits remain and taxes soar

Greek banks opened their doors Monday for the first time in over three weeks, a move the government hopes will help the economy get back to normal following a period dominated by fears over the... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Asia stocks mixed, Europe up as market focus shifts to rates

Asian stocks were mixed and Europe rose Monday as investors put Greece's debt crisis behind them to focus on the outlook for interest rates, corporate earnings and China's economy. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Morgan Stanley 2Q profit falls 9 percent

Morgan Stanley says its second-quarter profit fell 9 percent despite better earnings at all three of its core businesses. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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'Especially strong': Utah economy gaining momentum

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for June 2015 grew by an estimated 4.5 percent, adding 59,200 jobs to the economy compared with June 2014. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Greek banks to reopen after cash pledge from lenders

Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but officials in Athens said the painful austerity measures demanded in return were... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Greek parliament to vote on painful new austerity bill

Greece's lawmakers were debating an austerity bill set for a midnight vote Wednesday that will condemn the country to years of more budget savings but is needed to get a desperately needed new... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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US government records $51.8 billion budget surplus in June

The U.S. government ran a budget surplus in June, leaving the budget deficit so far this year running under last year's level. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Greece strikes deal with creditors, avoids chaotic euro exit

After grueling, often angry negotiations that tested the limits of European unity, Greece struck a preliminary rescue deal with its creditors Monday that should avert an imminent financial... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Stocks rise as Greece gets a new bailout deal

A new agreement between Greece and its creditors helped push U.S. stocks up early Monday. The deal for a new loan package is aimed at keeping the country in the euro. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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