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Friday, March 13, 2015
Fed approves dividend, buyback plans for US
The U.S. Federal Reserve gave the green light Wednesday to major U.S. banks to raise dividends and buy back shares, deeming they have a sturdy enough financial foundation to withstand a major economic downturn.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Unlikely allies fight for solar energy in Florida in referendum campaign
Florida is widely known as the Sunshine State but when it comes to harnessing solar power, lots of customers find it just doesn't pay because electricity is already cheap and there is little incentive to make the change from fossil fuels.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Aircraft makers urge ban on lithium battery shipments, cite risk of fires
Aircraft makers are urging a ban on bulk lithium battery shipments on passenger planes, calling the threat of fires β€œan unacceptable risk,” according to an industry position paper obtained by The Associated Press.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Obama allies fight claims about China currency
Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama's trade agenda are battling opponents' demands to bar China from keeping its currency value artificially low, a way to subsidize exports.
The bull market for stocks turns six years old
In 2009 the stock market was filled with panic.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent β€” the level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.
Friday, March 6, 2015
The U.S. economy continued to grow at a fairly moderate rate in recent weeks despite bad winter weather in some regions, according to a Federal Reserve report released Wednesday.
US running out of room to store its oil; will price collapse follow?
The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
The U.S. Federal Reserve has worked hard to correct the mistakes exposed by the 2008 financial crisis, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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