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Banks stocks lead market down

January 14, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — A rare disappointing earnings report from JPMorgan Chase battered bank stocks on Friday and helped push the rest of the market lower. more »»

Monti backs push for financial tax

January 11, 2012 BERLIN (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Wednesday threw his support behind a new tax on financial transactions, backing a push by Germany and France, but said he would prefer to have it... more »»

Pepsi settles bias case

January 11, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — Pepsi Beverages Co. has agreed to pay $3. more »»

Twinkies maker Hostess seeks bankruptcy protection

January 11, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — Hostess Brands Inc. more »»

Archer Daniels Midland to cut 1,000 jobs

January 11, 2012 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Agribusiness conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland Co. more »»

Warren County Y seeks volunteers

January 11, 2012 The Warren County YMCA has announced that Christine Kintner of Warren is the new volunteer coordinator. more »»

Unemployment rate falls to 8.5 pct. as hiring surges

January 7, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 201. more »»

Best Buy December sales fall

January 7, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Best Buy Co. says that weaker than expected traffic until the week before Christmas and low demand in Canada and Europe put a crimp in its December sales. The largest U.S. more »»

Ford to open lab in Silicon Valley

January 7, 2012 DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is the latest automaker to open a research lab in Silicon Valley, where it hopes to scout out new technology and keep ahead of trends. more »»

Improving economy: More jobs, higher pump prices

January 7, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — As the U.S. economy recovers and adds more jobs, Americans are paying the price at the gas pump. The government said Friday that the nation’s unemployment rate dropped to . more »»

Positive jobs report lifts stocks

January 7, 2012 The stock market offered a reminder Friday that even if the U.S. job market is improving, there’s plenty to worry about elsewhere in the world. The unemployment rate fell in December to 8. more »»

Euro bashed on anniversary

December 31, 2011 PARIS (AP) — Just three years ago, the euro was being praised as the can-do currency that had delivered unprecedented prosperity in Europe. more »»

Stocks end 2011 flat after ups and downs

December 31, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended a tumultuous year right where it started. more »»

New home sales up in Nov.; headed for worst year ever

December 24, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought slightly more new homes in November, but 2011 will likely end up as the worst year for sales in history. The Commerce Department says new-home sales rose 1. more »»

Stocks close higher

December 24, 2011 Stocks closed higher Friday after a quiet, pre-holiday session that turned the S&P 500 index positive for the year. more »»

Durable goods orders up

December 24, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies’ demand for long-lasting manufactured goods rose by the largest amount in four months in November, driven by a jump in orders for planes. more »»

Oil price approaches $100/barrel

December 24, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices rose to near $100 a barrel Friday as worries over global security issues outweighed weak economic data in the U.S. Benchmark crude rose 21 cents to $9. more »»

Economy grew more slower in summer than thought

December 23, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the summer than previously thought because consumers spent less than the government had first estimated. more »»

Stocks close higher on better job news

December 23, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging economic reports pushed stocks higher Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61 points, its third gain in a row. more »»

Jobless applications drop to lowest mark in years

December 23, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to its lowest level since April 2008, extending a downward trend that shows the job market strengthening. more »»

 
 

 

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