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U.S. markets are back on an even keel after a crazy ride all week, although stocks were mostly lower in morning trading Friday.
It was another wild ride for the stock market as the Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest plunge of the year, dropping 334 points in Thursday trading.
Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.
Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan fell to 4.12 percent from 4.19 percent last week, making it more affordable to borrow to buy a home.
Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to attacks because many owners believe they don't have the time and money to invest in software programs or consulting services to make systems more secure.
Global stocks sagged Wednesday as pessimism about global growth spread following a decline on Wall Street overnight and a strengthening yen, which dampened prospects for export-oriented Japan.
The U.S. Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its uniforms lighter, stronger and cheaper in a move that could help bring manufacturing back from overseas.
U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years during August, yet their pace of hiring fell compared to July.
U.S. stocks declined Tuesday as concerns rose that global economic growth is slowing.
The International Monetary Fund slightly lowered its outlook for global economic growth this year and next, but took a more optimistic view of the U.S. economy, which it expects will grow 2.2 percent this year.
Sources identify Perez, Solicitor General Donald B. Verilli Jr. and former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler as leading candidates to succeed Eric Holder.
Working Americans have had to make difficult choices -- from canceling doctor's appointments to cutting their grocery budgets -- as their paychecks barely keep up with the cost of living.
In a year that's been awash with multibillion-dollar corporate deals, the number and value of corporate deals is set to grow further, reaching pre-crisis levels over the coming 12 months.
The Obama administration is seeking to allay fear about the single confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, saying that despite some initial missteps the health care system is doing what needs to be done to prevent an outbreak.
The September jobs report released Friday contained a puzzling fact: Paychecks still aren't growing despite brisk hiring and encouraging unemployment numbers.