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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.

National Energy Boom Blurs Political Battle Lines

With a resurgence in domestically produced energy, the traditional political battle lines are starting to blur.

Venture Investments in U.S. Highest Since 2001

Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to the MoneyTree study.

Earnings Season Starts Rough for Health Insurers

Health insurers nosedived this week after UnitedHealth released shaky first-quarter earnings, but the dip may be short-lived if other insurers continue to fuel momentum.

Unemployment Rates Down, Job Gains Up in March

More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a slow but sustained economic recovery.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday Thursday.

Oil Near $104 as Speculators Weigh Supplies, Ukraine

The price of oil remained near $104 a barrel Thursday as investors weighed ongoing tensions in Ukraine against a jump in U.S. oil supplies.

Hiring and Weekly Jobless Claims Both Edge Up

The modest level of unemployment claims occurs during the government's survey week for the April jobs report and indicates hiring gains of "200,000-plus" this month.

Beige Book: Growth Picks Up Across Most of U.S.

The Federal Reserve 'Beige Book' survey shows economic growth picking up in 10 of the Fed's 12 regions over the past two months as harsh winter weather subsided.

U.S. Job Market Still Needs Fed Stimulus: Yellen

In her first major speech on Fed policy, Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on responding to unforeseen challenges.

U.S. Housing Starts up in March After Bitter Winter

U.S home construction rose modestly in March as builders resumed work at the end of a harsh winter, but applications for building permits slid.

U.S. Highway Fund Nearly Broke, Jeopardizing Jobs

Letting the U.S. Highway Trust Fund to run dry could force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements to states' transportation infrastructure.

U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Edged Up in April

U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose only modestly in April, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land.

U.S. Consumer Prices Rose Slightly in March

The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in March, after scant 0.1 percent increases in the previous two months, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

U.S. Businesses Boost Stockpiles as Sales Improve

U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles by 0.4 percent in February, following a similar rise in January, as sales rebounded by the largest amount in nine months.

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