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Gold futures on the COMEX Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange ended moderately higher on Monday, as recent signs of economic slowdown increased investors demand for the precious metal as a store of wealth amid uncertainty.

Many economists downplayed Friday's disappointing jobs report, calling it a blip in a moderate recovery and blaming high gas prices and Japanese supply disruptions.

Ford Motor Company said Tuesday it intends to boost global sales by 50 percent by 2015, with an eye to the Asia market and its demand for small cars.

Austan Goolsbee, President Obama's chief economic adviser, is leaving the administration and returning to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to teach.

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) shares on Monday fell to levels not seen since May 2009 as concerns about the need for more capital at big banks and the economy rattled Wall Street.

Apple introduced its iCloud service on Monday in a move that was touted by Steve Jobs as a milestone on the way to a post-PC world.

India's government on Monday approved the purchase of 10 military transport planes from Boeing Co. for $4.1 billion -- the country's biggest defence deal with a U.S. firm.

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The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States is expected to grow 41.8 percent in the next six years to 4.3 million, with total revenues surging 39 percent to more than $539 billion, according to new estimates by HispanTelligence. Spurred by growing entrepreneurial trends and affluence among the nation's largest minority population, the increase is expected to come at a robust rate of 8.5 and 8.7 percent, respectfully, over the next couple years.

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