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Stock Market Inches Up in Midday Trading

The stock market nudged higher Monday after a few U.S. companies announced deals. The S&P 500 and the Dow were both up slightly.


Recovery: Some States More Equal Than Others

Revenues and employment have surpassed pre-recession levels in the country as a whole, but if this is finally the "good times," it sure doesn't feel like it to some states.


Free Speech or Illegal Threats? Justices Could Decide

Messages posted on Facebook and Twitter or sent in emails can be tasteless, vulgar and even disturbing. But just when do they cross the line from free speech to threats that can be punished as a crime?


U.S. Consumer Spending Soared in April

U.S. consumers increased household borrowing by a sizable amount in April, with growth in credit card debt rising at the fastest pace in more than 12 years.


Hispanic Unemployment Edged Up in May

The unemployment rate among U.S. Hispanics rose 0.4 percent in May, but dropped significantly during the past 12 months.


Stock Market Jumps on U.S. Jobs Report

The stock market headed higher in Friday morning trading on news that U.S. employers added workers for the fourth month in a row.


GM CEO Barra Fires 15 Over Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has fired 15 employees and ordered a compensation plan for victims of a deadly ignition switch defect after an internal investigation showed a "pattern of incompetence and neglect."


Jobless Claims Raise Concerns About Labor Market

The number of Americans who filed for unemployment assistance last week rose more than expected, raising concerns over the strength of the labor market, Labor Department data showed on Thursday.


Warmer Weather Thaws U.S. Economy: Beige Book

The Federal Reserve 'Beige Book' survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail sales and bank lending.


U.S. Service Firms Grow at Best Clip Since August

U.S. service firms grew more quickly in May as production, hiring and new orders increased, adding to signs that the economy is growing after a dip at the start of the year.


U.S. Trade Deficit Hit 2-Year High in April

The U.S. trade gap increased to $47.2 billion in April, up 6.9 percent from an upwardly revised March deficit of $44.2 billion, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.


Detroit Big 3 Auto Sales Rose in May

Each of the Detroit Three reported better May sales than a year ago in the U.S., with Chrysler leading the way with a 17 percent increase.


Tepid Sales Slow U.S. Home Price Gains in April

U.S. home prices rose in April compared with a year earlier, but the increase was the smallest annual gain in 14 months. Price gains have slowed this year as sales have faltered.


ISM: Factories Actually Grew at Solid Pace in May

The Institute for Supply Management twice corrected its May manufacturing index to actually show manufacturing grew at a stronger pace.


U.S. Construction Spending Strongest in 5 Years

Home building and government construction has lifted U.S. construction spending to its best mark in years.


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