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Wage Stagnation Drags on Economic Recovery

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.


Mergers and Aquisitions Set to Return to Pre-crisis Levels

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.


US Well-Equipped to Stop Ebola, Say Health Officials

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.


Unemployment Is Down, So Why Isn't Pay Going Up?

The September jobs report released Friday contained a puzzling fact: Paychecks still aren't growing despite brisk hiring and encouraging unemployment numbers.


U.S. Unemployment Rate Dips Under 6 Percent

U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.


Stocks Jump in Early Trading on U.S. Jobs Gains

The better-than-expected job gains also pushed the dollar higher and prices for bonds and gold lower as traders think it more likely now that the Federal Reserve will soon start raising interest rates as the economy improves.


Mysteries of U.S. Job Market Wait to Be Solved

Despite steady hiring and falling unemployment, questions about the health of the U.S. job market have provoked sharp debate and considerable uncertainty.


Don't Blame Fall on October: Stats Don't Support Jinx

October conjures up dark connotations on Wall Street, and the first day of trading in the month's first day this year did nothing to change that perception.


Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to 287,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.


Why the Bond Market Isn't as Safe as You Think

As fund managers and regulators fret about an inevitable sell-off in the bonds market, the bigger fear is that when people go to unload, there won't be anyone to buy.


Pickup Discounts Boost September Auto Sales

Big discounts on pickup trucks helped keep U.S. auto sales strong in September after a blistering August.


Construction Spending Down Again for August

U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness.


Texas Sees Gains in Hispanic College Enrollment

The state's Higher Education Coordinating Board is wrapping up a 15-year plan to boost Hispanic college student enrollment.


Investments, Exports Fuel U.S. Economic Recovery

The third and final revision of U.S. economic growth figures by the Department of Commerce revealed a strong rebound during this year's second quarter.


U.S. Home Prices Rose at Slowest Pace in 20 Months

The Case-Shiller home price index rose 6.7 percent in July from 12 months earlier, down from an 8.1 percent gain in June and the smallest increase since November 2012.


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