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Large U.S. Companies Expand Spending, Hiring

Big U.S. manufacturers such as General Electric, Honeywell and Caterpillar are starting to spend money, boding well for a better economy and more jobs.

Durable Goods Orders Rose More Than Expected

U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, as data showing that U.S. durable goods orders rose more than expected in March fueled optimism over strength of the U.S. economic recovery.

First-time Jobless Claims Jump by 24,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, likely reflecting temporary layoffs in the week before Easter, while hiring has picked up.

Buffett Disapproves of Coca-Cola's Pay Plan

Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives calling it "excessive".

Retirement: Why $1 Million Won't Be Enough

Finance experts agree that future retirees are going to need more than $1 million in savings and investments to live comfortably.

Wellness Programs Grow More Popular With Employers

More companies are starting or expanding wellness programs that aim to reduce their medical costs by improving their employees' health.

Sales of New Homes Fell 14.5 Percent in March

In a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a slow start, the sale of new homes was down across much of the country in March.

China Slows Down: The Cohen Column

At first glance, China's growth figure of 7.4 percent shouldn't be cause for concern, but other indicators point to a slowdown.

Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Race Decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the state of Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

Sales of Existing Homes Slide to a 20-month Low

Sales of existing U.S. homes slid in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and tight inventory discouraged many would-be buyers.

U.S. Stocks Log Longest Winning Streak in 6 Months

The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began, including positive reports from Halliburton and Hasbro.

Obamacare Falling Short on Insuring the Uninsured

The Affordable Care Act is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.

Businesses Finally Ready to Spend: Survey

A new survey of corporate economists says their companies are going to substantially increase capital spending in the next year, a good sign for the economy.

Leading Indicators Up for 3rd Month in a Row

A Conference Board measure of U.S. economic health rose in March for the third month straight, a sign of stronger growth following a slowdown caused by an unusually harsh winter.

Automakers Turn to China to Fuel Sales Growth

U.S. automakers are now debuting vehicles designed specifically for the China market, showing the growing influence of China on the automotive industry.

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