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Fed Chair Bernanke Says Recovery Has a Way to Go

Ben S. Bernanke said the U.S. economy has improved considerably since the 2008 financial crisis, but the recovery has a way to go.


Sotomayor Takes Hot Seat on Gay Rights, Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court could act as early as Friday on pending requests for injunctions in two separate, high-profile cases that put Justice Sonia Sotomayor in an unusually pivotal role.


Winning Hispanic Vote Won't Be Enough for GOP in 2016

How many Hispanic voters does the Republican Party need to attract before it can regain the Oval Office?


U.S. Futures, Auto Sales, European Markets Rise

Stock futures are following markets overseas higher in morning trading, with U.S. automakers putting out some strong year-end sales numbers.


Changes in Health Coverage to Watch for in 2014

Millions of previously uninsured Americans now have health coverage -- but experts say we also need to watch how the law will affect elections, what the states will decide about Medicaid expansion and what insurers will do to react to their quickly changing demographics.


U.S. Stock Markets Cap Best Year of the Century

The stock market put in a stellar performance in 2013 -- the best since the 1990s -- and investors are betting that a detente in Washington's fiscal wars will allow the U.S. economy to pick up some steam in 2014.


Weekly Jobless Benefit Claims Fall to 339,000

The number of Americans seeking jobless benefits dipped 2,000 last week, evidence that layoffs are low and hiring will likely remain steady. The average was driven up in recent weeks by spikes that reflected seasonal volatility around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.


First-Time Jobless Claims Slip Slightly in Week

Weekly jobless claims dropped slightly in the week ending Dec. 28, the the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.


Cautious Optimism Predicted for 2014

2013 offered up a strong year for stocks, a bumpier ride for bonds and an opportunity for those willing to pursue alternative investments. So what's in store for 2014?


Wells Fargo to Pay Fannie Mae for Mortgage Losses

Wells Fargo said Monday it will make a one-time cash payment of $541 million to Fannie Mae by Tuesday as part of an agreement related to loans sold to the federal agency before 2009.


2013 in Retrospect: From the Fiscal Cliff to Francis I

For a look back at 2013, we present an in-brief look back at some of the most significant news events of the last 12 months, in chronological order.


Stock Market Resolutions to Make for 2014

The stock market put up record numbers in 2013 but investors need to be cautious in the New Year.


What Will 2014 Hold for the Tech Industry?

Investors can look for more tech companies such as Twitter to file for IPOs in 2014. But some analysts worry a tech bubble is coming.


1.3 Million To Lose Unemployment Benefits

More than 1.3 people on long-term unemployment will lose their benefits on Saturday because Congress failed to pass an extension.


Retailers Make Final Push With End-of-Year Discounts

Retailers are offering big post-Christmas sales in an attempt to lure customers to make up for a slow shopping season.


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