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S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

WASHINGTON | Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession.

August 05, 2014 3:33 pm

Applications for US jobless aid up modestly

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but claims for jobless aid remain near pre-recession levels.

June 12, 2014 8:17 am

American economy bounces back from brutal winter

WASHINGTON | The American economy shrugged off the end of a brutal winter last month, rebounding with the biggest hiring surge in two years and suggesting that the job market's gains could endure.

May 02, 2014 6:00 pm

Unemployment rates fall in 21 U.S. states last month

WASHINGTON | More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

April 18, 2014 5:13 pm
US wholesale costs rose last month on gas prices

US wholesale costs rose last month on gas prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices increased in December, pushed up by rising gasoline prices and energy costs. But overall inflation remained mild.

January 16, 2014 2:57 pm Photos

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Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

December 21, 2013 12:30 pm
Lower gas prices lifting hopes for holiday sales

Lower gas prices lifting hopes for holiday sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one begs Santa Claus for cheaper gasoline. Yet falling gas prices are shaping up as an unexpected gift for drivers — and for people on their holiday shopping lists.

November 30, 2013 2:50 pm
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