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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Volunteers bring Santa and festive cheer to remote Alaskan village
Volunteers who brought Christmas to a remote Inupiat Eskimo community on Alaska's western coast came bearing necessities like coats and school supplies as well as rare treats like apples, oranges and even ice cream, though the Arctic Circle is nearby.
Federal regulators are proposing that the eight biggest U.S. banks be required to further increase the amount of capital they set aside to cushion against unexpected losses.
The number of available U.S. jobs rose in October to the second-highest level in 14 years, and companies kept hiring at a healthy pace, adding to evidence of an improving economy.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
U.S. employers added a whopping 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years and the latest sign that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.
An overview of retailers that could use some holiday cheer
The holiday shopping season is always a make-or-break period for struggling retailers.
Friday, December 5, 2014
The U.S. economy continued growing in October and November amid widespread optimism that the world's biggest engine would stay on track, according to a U.S. Federal Reserve report released Wednesday.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
A day ahead of the European Central Bank's final policy meeting of the year, a closely watched survey indicated Wednesday that the 18-country eurozone is not far from sliding back into recession.
U.S. auto giants General Motors and Chrysler Tuesday rode lower gasoline prices and aggressive holiday promotions to higher November sales, while Ford Motor reported another decline.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Cyber Monday shoppers give retailers sales bump
Cyber Monday is turning into Cyber Month.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Brazil's Amazon region houses latex 'love factory'
Deep in Amazonia, Raimundo Pereira expertly cuts a gash in a rubber tree to collect white sap destined for the nearby factory at Xapuri, the world's only producer of contraceptives made from tropical forest latex.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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