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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.


National Energy Boom Blurs Political Battle Lines

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


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.


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.


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.


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