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The Export-Import Bank , in danger of closing at the end of the month because of strong conservative opposition, neared a reprieve late Tuesday as Republican leaders included a nine-month extension of its charter in a short-term budget bill.
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This isn't 40...
Full-time American workers labor the equivalent of nearly an additional day each week, averaging 47 hours instead of the standard 40, according to Gallup poll results released Friday.
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Despite no growth in their incomes, consumers largely kept up their spending pace in December, aiding growth
WASHINGTON -- Consumers opened their wallets more than expected last month even though their incomes failed to grow, another indication the economy picked up steam heading into the new year, the Commerce Department said Friday.
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Jobless claims surprisingly jumped last week, but trend still is positive for decent jobs growth.
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims surprisingly jumped last week to near 350,000 but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth.
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what is the surprise? Just because the jobless cannot get an extension....and fall off the roles, doesn't mean they aren't still there even if the feds want to pretend they don't exist!
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Americans divided on gov't's role in reducing income inequality as Obama set to focus on it in State of the Union.
WASHINGTON -- Nearly four in 10 Americans want the government to do more to reduce the widening gap between rich and poor, according to poll results released Tuesday.
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Lew says Treasury close to finishing evaluation of executive action to limit inversions, but legislation preferred.
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Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s potential acquisition of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. could flame-broil the already simmering debate in Washington about new limits on off-shore tax shifting after the companies confirmed a new merged firm would be based in Canada.
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I'm looking for people to talk to about how the recession has affected their view of savings and debt and what changes they've made to how they spend money. If you're interested or know of someone, please let me know.
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For his next act, Bernanke joins Brookings think tank in D.C., and write a book on his historic tenure.
WASHINGTON -- Ben S. Bernanke , whose eight-year tenure as Federal Reserve chair ended Sunday, will join the Brookings Institution think tank as a distinguished fellow in residence.
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The FCC wants to make it standard that people can send texts to 911 in emergencies.
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators moved Thursday to expand the ability of people to send texts to 911 in emergencies, and are working on rules that would require wireless carriers to enable such messages by the end of the year.
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A surprising drop in durable-goods orders gives Fed officials more to weigh as they decide on further tapering.
WASHINGTON -- Orders for airplanes, appliances and other long-lasting durable goods surprisingly dropped sharply last month, adding to some recent downbeat economic news for Federal Reserve policymakers to consider in decide this week whether to continue reducing a key stimulus program.
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