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  • Stocks dive on fresh growth worries

    Stocks dive on fresh growth worries
    NEW YORK — A stream of negative economic reports has revived fear about the health of the U.S. economy, causing stocks to suffer their worst day in seven months and adding to a 7% decline since mid-January. Stocks were pounded by discouraging data...
  • Twitter's first public earnings report beats expectations

    Twitter's first public earnings report beats expectations
    Twitter reported its first earnings as a publicly traded company on Wednesday afternoon and soundly beat expectations. The San Francisco company reported a loss of $511 million for the fourth quarter. Revenue totaled $243 million, up 116% from $112...
  • Twitter's first earnings report disappoints investors

    Twitter's first earnings report disappoints investors
    SAN FRANCISCO — Back when Twitter crashed frequently, users were shown the "fail whale," a flock of Twitter birds lifting an apologetic marine mammal. For investors, the "fail whale" made a comeback Wednesday as Twitter Inc. released its first...
  • Business economists more optimistic, see little healthcare law effect

    Business economists more optimistic, see little healthcare law effect
    WASHINGTON -- Economists working for U.S. businesses are more optimistic about growth this year and see little effect from the start of healthcare reform or the reduction in a key Federal Reserve stimulus program, according to survey results released...
  • U.S. economic growth revised sharply downward

    U.S. economic growth revised sharply downward
    WASHINGTON — The recovery appeared to be reaching escape velocity at the end of December, but it turns out the economy wasn't expanding quite as fast as initially thought — and that doesn't bode well for hopes of a breakout this year. The...
  • Fed chief Yellen indicates stimulus cuts will continue

    Fed chief Yellen indicates stimulus cuts will continue
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is trying to figure out how much of the recent economic slowing was caused by the harsh winter weather, a determination that could prompt it to reconsider how fast it pulls back on its key economic stimulus. In...
  • New home sales surge in January

    New home sales surge in January
    Sales of newly built homes rose unexpectedly last month, bucking a cooling trend in the housing recovery. New homes sales rose 9.6% from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000, the U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday. Sales are...
  • Most business economists say Fed bond-buying has helped recovery

    Most business economists say Fed bond-buying has helped recovery
    WASHINGTON -- Most business economists believe the Federal Reserve's controversial bond-buying stimulus program has helped boost the recovery, but differ on the effects of the healthcare reform law and other policies by President Obama and Congress,...
  • Bye-bye, chained CPI

    Bye-bye, chained CPI
    Chalk it up to Republican obstinacy, Democratic opposition, or just plain common sense, the White House has dropped the noxious chained CPI from its Social Security proposals for the upcoming federal budget. The chained consumer price index is a new way...
  • Finding ways to help young adults make their first home purchases

    WASHINGTON — Parents, grandparents and young adults know the problem only too well: Heavy student-debt loads, persistent employment troubles stemming from the recession, plus newly toughened mortgage underwriting standards are all standing in the...
  • Raise the minimum wage? No, subsidize wages instead.

     Raise the minimum wage? No, subsidize wages instead.
    Livable wages and less income disparity are noble objectives that resonate with many people. President Obama has proposed that Congress raise the minimum wage as a way to meet those objectives. But there's a better way to improve wages, assist low-...