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Saturday, April 12, 2014
The prices U.S. companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals.
Friday, April 11, 2014
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000.
The Federal Reserve struggled last month over how to convey to investors the pace at which it will raise short-term interest rates once it increases them from record lows.
Australian unemployment fell below 6.0 percent in March, official data revealed Thursday, surprising analysts who had expected a higher figure and raising hopes that the jobless rate may have peaked.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Civil rights summit opens with immigration talk
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas that will feature four of the five living U.S. presidents this week.
Regulators are acting to require U.S. banks to build a sturdier financial base to lessen the risk that they could collapse and cause a global meltdown.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The U.S. Senate voted Monday to restore unemployment benefits for nearly three million Americans, sending the legislation to the House of Representatives, where the emergency aid is opposed by many Republicans.
Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday.
U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in February on autos and student loans by the largest amount in a year. But for a second straight month, they cut back on their credit card use.
The Federal Reserve is giving U.S. banks two more years to ensure their holdings of certain complex and risky securities don't put them afoul of the new Volcker Rule.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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