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On A Wave Of Anger, Trump Defeats Clinton And Republicans Sweep

A Reuters/Ipsos national Election Day poll offered some clues to the outcome. It found Clinton underperformed expectations with women, winning their vote by only about 7 percent, similar to Obama when he won re-election in 2012.

November 9, 2016
Markets plunge in recoil from Trump

Stock Futures, U.S. Dollar, Oil Prices Plunge As Markets Recoil From Trump

“Markets are reacting as though the four horsemen of the apocalypse just rode out of Trump Tower,” said Sean Callow, a foreign exchange analyst in Sydney.

November 9, 2016
Workers walk in the rain at the Canary Wharf business district in London, Britain November 11, 2013. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh/File Photo

Brexit Vote Sends New Shocks Through Financial Markets, Political Chaos Deepens

The British pound fell as much as 11 percent against the dollar on Friday for its worst day in modern history, while $2.8 trillion was wiped off the value of world stocks — the biggest daily loss ever.

June 27, 2016
Markets, Economy, Wages, Jobs, Employment, Great Recession, National News

U.S. Economy Creates A Strong 280,000 Jobs In May

Jobs, employment, and wages rose last month, nearly seven years after the Great Recession.

June 5, 2015

ExxonMobil Profits Up Despite Lower Oil And Gas Output

New York (AFP) — U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil Thursday reported higher second-quarter profits despite pumping less oil and gas than it did a year ago. Exxon, the biggest U.S. oil company and the second-largest U.S. company in terms of market capitalization after Apple, said earnings came in at $8.8 billion, up 28 percent from the […]

July 31, 2014

Economy Rebounds Strongly In 2nd Quarter, Expands At 4 Percent Annual Rate

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy rebounded strongly in the second quarter after a winter contraction, expanding at a 4 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Analysts had projected the nation’s total economic output, or gross domestic product, to expand at a 3.1 percent in the second quarter. […]

July 30, 2014

Housing Starts Tumble In January Amid

By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times New home construction fell sharply in January, as severe weather across much of the country helped freeze development. Housing starts tumbled 16 percent from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 880,000 last month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Last month’s level was 2 percent lower than in […]

February 19, 2014

AT&T, Comcast Seek Share Of Home Security Market

By Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press In a 3,200-square-foot home in Milford, Michigan, Chris Dierkes showed off one of AT&T’s latest service offerings: home security and automation. Dierkes demonstrated how to turn down the thermostat using an application on his iPad. “The temperature is set to 72 degrees,” the AT&T sales manager said last week […]

February 13, 2014