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Businesses increase inventories

October 15, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies were confident enough in the economy in August to keep stocking their shelves, even as other data stoked recession fears. more »»

For first time in four months fewer job openings posted

October 13, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers advertised fewer jobs in August than the previous month. Some may have pulled back on hiring plans in the face of wild stock market swings and renewed recession fears. more »»

Stocks rise on Euro hopes

October 13, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — European leaders moved more decisively Wednesday to control the region’s debt crisis, and sent stocks sharply higher. more »»

Struggling Liz Claiborne selling namesake brand

October 13, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a makeover. Financially struggling Liz Claiborne Inc. more »»

103K jobs, but it’s not enough

October 8, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs crisis isn’t getting worse. But it isn’t getting much better, either. The economy added just enough jobs last month to ease fears of a new recession. more »»

Wholesale stockpiles grew 0.4 percent in August

October 8, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles of autos, computer equipment and heavy machinery in August, boosting inventories for a 20th straight month as their sales rose at th... more »»

Stocks down on Europe, jobs

October 8, 2011 A three-day rally on the stock market faded Friday after a mixed jobs report and credit-rating cuts for Italy and Spain. more »»

Service sector loses jobs

October 6, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service companies cut workers last month for the first time in 13 months, according to a private survey. more »»

Johnny Appleseed Festival set

October 6, 2011 The Sixth Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival will kick off Friday, Oct. 7, at Memorial Field, Sheffield. New this year will be a wine trail sponsored by Howe’s True Value on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. more »»

Oil prices up on good economic signals

October 6, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Oil rebounded Wednesday from 12-month lows on signs that financial leaders will move to bolster struggling European banks and on positive U.S. economic news. Benchmark crude jumped $3. more »»

Warren Art League opens show at Crary

October 6, 2011 By COLIN KYLER ckyler@timesobserver.com The Warren Art League is demonstrating variety with its fall show. more »»

US House panel advances 3 free trade agreements

October 6, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee vote Wednesday set in motion the final act of the long drama of approving free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panam. more »»

Stocks on rise

October 6, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose sharply for a second straight day Wednesday on signs that the U.S. more »»

US incomes fall for first time in almost two years

October 1, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans earned less last month, the first decline in nearly two years. With less income, consumers could cut back on spending and weaken an already-fragile economy. more »»

Eurozone inflation jumps to 3 percent in Sept.

October 1, 2011 FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation jumped to a startling 3. more »»

Factory growth stagnant in China

October 1, 2011 SHANGHAI (AP) — China’s manufacturing remained stagnant in September due to sluggish demand both at home and abroad, according to a survey released Friday. more »»

Oil lower as volatile 3Q ends

October 1, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Benchmark oil was lower Friday ahead of a traditionally weak time for petroleum demand in the U.S. October is usually a slow month in the oil business. more »»

Kodak plunges on bankruptcy fears

October 1, 2011 ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Investors dumped Eastman Kodak’s stock amid fears that the photography pioneer is headed toward bankruptc. more »»

Stocks end on gloomy 3rd quarter note

October 1, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — The worst quarter for the stock market since the financial crisis ended on another down note. Stocks fell broadly Friday on fresh signs that Europe’s debt problems and the U.S. more »»

Economy gains but not fast enough to cut unemployment

September 30, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy is showing signs of modest improvement — not enough to reduce high unemployment but enough to ease fears that another recession might be near. more »»

 
 

 

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