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Monday, February 8, 2016
Waving goodbye to a piece of Americana — the lumberjack
In the snowy woods of northern New England and other forested parts of the U.S., the lumberjack is an endangered species.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Two of six leading bondholders that years ago refused Argentina's invitation to trade their bonds at steep discounts have agreed to settle their longstanding claims after the South American nation offered bondholders with cases in federal court in Manhattan US$6.5 billion in ..................
Many see cause for cheer despite slower US job growth
Consider looking past January's so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday's government report on U.S. hiring was a downer -- 151,000 added jobs, well below the pace of the previous few months.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
The U.S. trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dollar and spreading global weakness. Those factors contributed to the first annual drop in U.S. export sales since the Great Recession shrank global trade six years ago.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Mexican central bank reported Tuesday that money sent home by Mexicans overseas hit nearly US$24.8 billion last year, overtaking oil revenues for the first time as a source of foreign income.
The E. coli outbreak that was linked to Chipotle restaurants may be over, but the burrito chain's indigestion continues.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A top U.S. Federal Reserve official said Monday that increased concerns about the global economic outlook led the central bank to leave a key interest rate unchanged last week.
Lumber Liquidators will pay more than US$13 million for illegally importing hardwood flooring, after the U.S.-based company pleaded guilty to environmental crimes last year.
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills rising to their highest level since the 2008 financial crisis.
Underground coal mines will ramp up testing for the dust that causes breathing problems and leads to black lung disease under a new federal rule taking effect Monday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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