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Recessions And Depressions

Ikea makes push for growth

Ikea makes push for growth

Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is going where its shopper are: online.

October 25, 2014 4:38 pm
Right at Home: fall decor gets cozy

Right at Home: fall decor gets cozy

Cozying up in a favorite sweater is one of the distinct pleasures of autumn.

October 25, 2014 4:38 pm Photos

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For the birds: How to attract feathered friends to outdoor spaces

For the birds: How to attract feathered friends to outdoor spaces

As cold weather approaches we look stock ingredients to make soups, casseroles and stews, giving us sustenance and warmth as fall slides way too quickly into winter. But what about our feathered friends?

October 25, 2014 4:38 pm Photos

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Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets.

October 25, 2014 4:38 pm
Clover comeback? 'Bee lawns' gaining favor

Clover comeback? 'Bee lawns' gaining favor

Turf grass may be an attractive groundcover for homeowners but it doesn't hold much appeal for pollinators.

October 25, 2014 4:38 pm

Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.

October 09, 2014 8:20 am

Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.

September 18, 2014 7:49 am

Applications for US jobless aid at still-low 302K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the total number of people receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years.

September 04, 2014 8:01 am

Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.

August 28, 2014 7:55 am
US consumer credit increases at slower pace June

US consumer credit increases at slower pace June

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2007 file photo, credit card decals adorn a store window in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The Federal Reserve reports on consumer borrowing data for June 2014 on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

August 07, 2014 2:25 pm
In pursuit of finer things, men finding fashion

In pursuit of finer things, men finding fashion

Don't be fooled by the old "my girlfriend bought me this" line.

May 12, 2012 2:00 pm
Home in a home as families live together longer

Home in a home as families live together longer

It's a home within a home — and it could be coming soon to a home near you.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am

Strong 3 months of hiring as U.S. adds 227,000 jobs

It's the latest display of the breadth and strength of the economic recovery. The country has put together the most impressive three months of job growth since before the Great Recession.

March 09, 2012 11:45 pm

Economy grew modest 2.8 pct. in Q4, best in 2011

Americans spent more on cars and trucks, and companies restocked their shelves at the strongest pace in nearly two years, helping the U.S. economy reach its fastest growth rate of last year.

January 27, 2012 9:20 am

US job market ends year in better shape

The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week has dropped by 10 percent since January.

December 29, 2011 9:30 am

Claims lowest since April '08 as job market improves

In the latest sign that the economy is surging at year's end, unemployment claims have dropped to the lowest level since April 2008, long before anyone realized that the nation was in a recession.

December 23, 2011 9:20 am

Economic recovery slow for US nonprofits

As the first signs of an economic recovery make the news, many of the nation's nonprofit organizations are digging in for another three to four years of financial distress, according to researchers who keep an eye on the charitable world.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am

After Euro deal, investors brace for big moves

Europe's fiscal pact may save the euro from collapse and stave off worldwide financial panic. But the concerns of many investors are more personal: Will it lift my flagging 401(k)?

December 11, 2011 12:00 am

Economists see modest growth next year

The U.S. economy will muddle through the next year without a recession, but growth-predicted to be 2.4 percent-will be too weak to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate, forecasters believe.

November 19, 2011 11:05 pm
New-home sales tick up as builders slash prices

New-home sales tick up as builders slash prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rose in September after four straight monthly declines, largely because builders cut their prices in the face of depressed demand.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
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