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U.S. Retail Sales Surge 1.1 Percent In March

U.S. Retail Sales Surge 1.1 Percent In March

Washington (AFP) - U.S. retail sales leaped higher in March, giving further evidence of stronger economic activity after a particularly brutal winter, government data showed Monda ...

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Married Status Adds New Wrinkle To Tax Time For Married Gays

Married Status Adds New Wrinkle To Tax Time For Married Gays

by Stephanie Akin, The Record Tax time has been described as anxiety-inducing and unnecessarily confusing, and its inescapability has even been equated with death. Now, it's a rea ...

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America Can Attain Full Employment With A Bold Approach To The Jobs Emergency

America Can Attain Full Employment With A Bold Approach To The Jobs Emergency

A new report from the Rediscovering Government Initiative lays out 15 ways the government can create more and better jobs starting right now. After five long years, the economy ha ...

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As E-Filing Spreads, Tax Seasons Speeds Up

As E-Filing Spreads, Tax Seasons Speeds Up

By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline.org You can't blame Minnesota taxpayers for being confused this tax season. The eleventh-hour addition of 10 new tax credits has flummoxed many of t ...

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HP To Pay $108 Million In U.S. To Settle Bribery Probes

HP To Pay $108 Million In U.S. To Settle Bribery Probes

Washington (AFP) - U.S.computer giant Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay $108 million to settle investigations that it paid bribes to win public contracts in Russia, Poland and Mexico, ...

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U.S. Trade Deficit Swells To $42.3 Billion In February

U.S. Trade Deficit Swells To $42.3 Billion In February

Washington (AFP) -- The U.S. trade deficit increased sharply in February as imports rose and exports fell, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The nation's trade gap in goo ...

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Obama, Lampooning GOP, Calls For Hike In Minimum Wage

Obama, Lampooning GOP, Calls For Hike In Minimum Wage

By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Republicans were “not necessarily coldhearted” in thei ...

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ADP: U.S. Private Hiring Picks Up In March

ADP: U.S. Private Hiring Picks Up In March

Washington (AFP) - U.S. businesses added 191,000 jobs in March, returning to the level of job growth seen in December before bad winter weather hit the economy, payrolls firm ADP ...

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U.S. Stocks Rise As ADP Report Shows Job Pickup In March

U.S. Stocks Rise As ADP Report Shows Job Pickup In March

New York (AFP) - U.S. stocks Wednesday rose in early trade after a report showed a pickup in job creation in the private sector in March. About 40 minutes into trade, the Dow Jone ...

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S&P 500 Jumps 0.7 Percent To Record Close

S&P 500 Jumps 0.7 Percent To Record Close

New York (AFP) - The S&P 500 Tuesday closed at a new record as US stocks rallied following solid economic data and investor relief over U.S. Federal Reserve policy. The S&P 500 ju ...

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