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Inland Empire Is Recovering, CSUSB Study Shows

The study by the Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino surveyed county residents' opinions about the economy, among other quality-of-life issues.

Long-term Strengths Emerge in U.S. Economy

Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.

IMF Sees U.S. Growth After First-Quarter Contraction

U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended but should pick up in the April-June quarter, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.

Shipwrecked Concordia Making Final Voyage Off Isle

The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.

U.N. Warns of War Crimes in Gaza

The U.N.'s top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes.

IMF Cuts Forecast for U.S. Growth in 2014

The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contraction in the first quarter.

Conditions Dire in Gaza Strip as War Rages

In the deadliest incident in Gaza thus far, 25 members of one family were killed, including 18 children, by an airstrike on their home.

Dutch Mayor Wants Putin's Daughter Deported

A Netherlands mayor suggested deporting the daughter of Russian President Putin in protest of alleged Russian involvement in the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

Oregon to Vote on Recreational Marijuana

The state of Oregon will let voters decide whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use in November ballot initiative.

Oregon Voters to Decide on Recreational Pot

Oregon voters will be deciding this year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

GM to Add 1,750 Jobs, Invest $800 Million in Michigan

General Motors plans to invest up to $800 million and hire up to 1,750 new workers in various Michigan locations after the state changed a tax credit agreement today.

Ackman Steps Up Attack on Herbalife

Activist investor Bill Ackman on Tuesday alleged that one of the business models used by Herbalife distributors is evidence the company operates as a pyramid scheme.

How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

As data breaches become increasingly common, consumers don't often know what to do when a company they've done business with gets hacked.

N.Y. Judge Orders Nonstop Talks on Argentine Debt

A federal judge Tuesday ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years, saying a default would hurt "real people."

U.S. Economy Threatened by Downturns Overseas

David Levy, the economist who predicted the Great Recession, says the U.S. is likely to fall into recession again next year because of downturns in other countries.

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