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Federal Budget Deficit Lowest Since 2008

When the deficit is measured against the size of the economy, it's below the average deficits of the past 40 years.


U.S. Business Stockpiles Barely Rose in August

U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in August by the smallest amount in more than a year, while sales fell by the largest amount since January.


Sputtering Global Economy Has Investors Spooked

Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now confronts a new worry: A sputtering global economy that's spooked investors across the world.


Small Businesses Stay Relevant Through Rebranding

Rebranding can reverse stagnant revenue, announce a change in ownership, goose up an unimpressive story, liven up stale graphics, and promote new products and services.


US Stocks Break 3-day Slump

U.S. stocks are rising in midday trading as the market shakes off a three-day slump, with the Dow up 134 points.


US Stocks Open Higher After 3-day Slump

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 109 points, the Standard & Poor's 500 rose 14 points and the Nasdaq composite rose 36 points in Tuesday morning trades.


Why Low Fuel Prices May Be Bad for Economy

If you're a driver, a shipper or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice. But there's a downside to the recent plunge in oil prices, and not just for the oil industry.


Despite Tech Degree, Minorities Not Hired

Top universities turn out black and Hispanic computer science and computer engineering graduates at twice the rate that leading technology companies hire them, a USA TODAY analysis shows.


Insured in U.S. Still Struggle With Medical Bills

Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured U.S. adults say they don't have much confidence in their ability to pay for a major, unexpected medical expense.


Stocks Stabilizing After Last Week's Wild Ride

U.S. stocks swung wildly last week and ended lower because of renewed fears of a slowdown in European economies.


Health Worker Second in US to Test Positive for Ebola

A Texas health care worker who was in full protective gear while providing hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition, health officials said Sunday. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S.


Court Orders on Voting Rights Mostly About Timing

In seemingly contradictory voting-rights actions just a month before November's elections, the Supreme Court has allowed new Republican-inspired restrictions to remain in force in North Carolina and Ohio while blocking Wisconsin's voter identification law.


Wealthy Nations Called on to Fund Global Recovery

Advocates of a global infrastructure are pushing a call for wealthy nations to put the unemployed to work while paving the way for stronger economic growth in the future.


German Downturn Casts Gloom Over Global Economy

As if the global economy didn't have enough troubles, it looks like Germany now risks falling into recession, or growth so week it holds back the entire eurozone's weak recovery.


U.S. Stocks Stable at End of Wild Week

U.S. markets are back on an even keel after a crazy ride all week, although stocks were mostly lower in morning trading Friday.


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