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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man
People smashed car windows and carried away armloads of looted goods from stores Sunday night after thousands of people packed a suburban St. Louis area at a vigil for an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a police officer.
The shares of Russia's two biggest banks soared on Monday after avoiding being dropped from a top emerging markets index as part of the West's response to the Kremlin's stance in Ukraine.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
A quarter of U.S. households say they're “just getting by” financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows. The Fed issued the first-time report Thursday, describing it as a snapshot of how Americans perceive their financial and economic well-being. The survey of about 4,100 households was conducted from Sept. 17 through Oct. 4, 2013.
US spying revelations bring German encryption boom
Revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or look through texts.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is planning to travel to Mexico next month to promote business links between that country and New Jersey.
U.S. consumers expanded their borrowing at a slower rate in June compared to the prior month.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The U.S. trade deficit fell in June to its lowest level since January as imports dropped sharply, led by lower shipments of cellphones, petroleum, and cars.
The U.S. government says it will sell US$67 billion in Treasury securities next week as part of its regular quarterly refunding auctions.
Activity in the U.S. services sector jumped in July, with virtually all non-manufacturing industries experiencing growth, the latest sign of building momentum in the American economy.
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