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Hispanic representation on the boards of Fortune 500 companies remains aggravatingly low entering 2014, but that doesn't mean the Hispanic influence isn't felt at the largest U.S. firms.
Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal for California's coming fiscal year calls for an 8.5 percent increase in general fund spending, a pay-down of the state's debt by more than $11 billion -- and a surplus of $3.2 billion by year's end.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to a seasonally adjusted 330,000 last week after a volatile period around the holidays, signaling fewer layoffs and steady job growth.
The Federal Reserve agreed last month to modestly reduce its bond purchases because of improvements in the job market, minutes from the FOMC's December meeting show.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking a closer look at restrictive contract provisions that force consumers to arbitrate disputes rather than sue a company individually or join a class-action lawsuit.
U.S. shares dropped in early trading Wednesday as investors weighed whether upbeat employment figures would prod the Federal Reserve to further reduce its stimulus program.
The natural gas field is increasingly dominated by shale reserves, but a backlash against hydraulic fracturing is spelling trouble for the extraction industry.
White House-backed legislation to extend emergency jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle on Tuesday, but the bill's fate remains in doubt.
The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to its lowest level in four years, an encouraging sign for economic growth, as gains in energy production and stronger sales of American-made airplanes, autos and machinery lifted exports to an all-time high.
Although the declines for stocks in the New Year have been modest, the S&P 500, the Dow and the Nasdaq composite are settling from monumental peaks in 2013. There are some bright spots, however.
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Monday evening on a 3-month extension of a program providing extra unemployment benefits to 1.3 million Americans.
Factory orders climbed in the U.S. in November, led by a surge in aircraft demand and business spending on machinery, computers and other long-lasting goods, a sign of investment that could fuel economic growth.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in perhaps his final press conference as Fed chairman, predicted a stronger year for the U.S. economy in 2014, saying several factors that have held back growth appear to be abating.
Taxpaying residents in states expanding Medicaid coverage to accommodate the sweeping 2010 healthcare reform law could see a return on their investments of as much as $5.11 for every additional dollar in income taxes they'll pay to fund the Affordable Care Act, a WalletHub.com report found.
Ben S. Bernanke said the U.S. economy has improved considerably since the 2008 financial crisis, but the recovery has a way to go.