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Pew study: Americans still stressed despite improved economy
Issued: February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — Nearly six years after the Great Recession, a clear majority of American families say they feel unprepared for a financial emergency. ...
Report: Surge in Chinese investment raises fraud risks
Issued: February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — Chinese investors seeking green cards to live in America run the risk of being defrauded under a loosely regulated visa program,...
US stock indexes drift mostly lower as oil prices sink
Issued: February 26, 2015
U.S. stock indexes are drifting mostly lower, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average slightly below its latest all-time high. ...
Conan O'Brien takes his show to Cuba for a special hour
Issued: February 26, 2015
NEW YORK — On next Wednesday's show, Conan O'Brien will be found in a familiar place: behind a desk. ...
Orders for US durable goods up 2.8 percent in January
Issued: February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in January, rising by the largest amount in six months, although...
Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs
Issued: February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs,...
Applications for US jobless aid rise to 313,000
Issued: February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring. ...
Sears posts $159 million loss as asset sales shrink retailer
Issued: February 26, 2015
Sears Holdings Corp., the retailer controlled by hedge fund manager Edward Lampert, posted a $159 million fourth-quarter loss as store closings and...
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.80 percent
Issued: February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON  — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged up for a third straight week while remaining near their historically low levels...
Fiat Chrysler recalls midsize sedans for transmission glitch
Issued: February 26, 2015
DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in North America to fix automatic transmissions that might not shift into park. ...
Groupon aims to donate half a million meals, launches Taste of Groupon
Issued: February 26, 2015
CHICAGO-- Groupon unveiled Thursday its most delectable event of the year,
The South feeling effects of another round of winter weather
Issued: February 26, 2015
A swath of the South was feeling the effects of another round of winter weather Thursday morning. ...
Agriculture secretary: Smart phones could tell consumers what's in food
Issued: February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use...
DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress
Issued: February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a...
Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push
Issued: February 26, 2015
NEW YORK — What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips? ...
Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics
Issued: February 26, 2015
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — When Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon took the top job at the world's largest retailer last year, he inherited some big problems. ...
What we heard, and didn't, from Yellen's remarks to Congress
Issued: February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — Over two days of testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was grilled on everything from the direction of interest rates...
Morgan Stanley to pay $2.6B to settle charges over mortgages
Issued: February 26, 2015
NEW YORK — Morgan Stanley said Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle with the federal government over its role in the mortgage...
Dow ekes out another record close even as other indexes slip
Issued: February 25, 2015
The Dow Jones industrial average managed another record high close, but just barely, even as other market indexes edged lower. ...
GOP lawmakers accuse Yellen of playing politics
Issued: February 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans, who challenged the central bank's lack of...
Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation
Issued: February 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as...
Lawsuit claims Purina food sickens and kills dogs
Issued: February 25, 2015
A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from...
FACT CHECK: Talking heads skew 'net neutrality' debate
Issued: February 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — Is President Barack Obama taking over the Internet? Not by a long stretch, but that's not stopping political banter in the "net...
US new home sales fall slightly in January
Issued: February 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes were basically flat in January, evidence that recent job gains and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur...
TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay
Issued: February 25, 2015
NEW YORK — TJX Cos., the owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores, says it will boost pay for U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour. ...


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