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U.S. Home Price Gains Slow for 6th Month in a Row

U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months, yet home prices have risen steadily since housing began to recover in 2012.


The 2014 Fastest-Growing 100

Construction, automotive, wholesale sectors lead the way to stellar growth for the HispanicBusiness Fastest-Growing 100.


Plan to Simplify 2015 Health Renewals May Backfire

If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises.


Demand for Fair Trade Brings Big Opportunity, Clear Conscience

Demand for Fair Trade products is rising as people become more aware of how their food and other products are made. That makes the Fair Trade market a growing opportunity for small business owners.


Russia Fears Lasting Damage From Ukraine Crisis

Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about serious economic damage.


Visa, Amazon Results Drag Down the Street

The U.S. stock market sank in early trading Friday on disappointing Visa and Amazon results. If the declines continue, the market would erase almost all of its gains from earlier in the week.


Risks of Layoffs Becoming Rarer in U.S.

As the U.S. economy improves and employers regain confidence, companies are laying off fewer workers -- and hiring at a steady clip.


IMF Cuts World, U.S. Growth Forecast for 2014

The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the U.S., Russia and developing economies.


Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in 8 Years

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since February 2006.


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.


National Retail Federation Reduces Sales Forecast

The nation's largest retail trade group is paring its annual sales forecast because of slow growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes.


Female Business Owners Still Face Gender Gap

Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report says.


Hispanic Law Professor Named to California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has picked a Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for a spot on California's Supreme Court.


Court Ruling Won't Affect Health Subsidies for Now

A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, imperiling subsidies for low- and middle-income people who bought policies.


Gasoline Costs Drive Consumer Price Increases

U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.


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