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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. economy adds a modest 113,000 jobs in January

    U.S. economy adds a modest 113,000 jobs in January
    Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for the second straight month, likely renewing concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year. The Labor Department says employers added 113,000 jobs, less than the average...
  • 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-...
  • Inflation rate remains low as January prices barely budge

    Inflation rate remains low as January prices barely budge
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices barely budged last month, a slowdown that showed inflation was well in check to start the year -- and maybe running too low. The consumer price index rose 0.1% in January, down from the 0.2% increase the previous month, the...
  • Housing starts tumble in January amid severe weather

    Housing starts tumble in January amid severe weather
    New home construction fell sharply in January, as severe weather across much of the country helped freeze development. Housing starts tumbled 16% from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 880,000 last month, the Commerce Department said...
  • Household debt rises at fastest pace since global financial crisis

    Household debt rises at fastest pace since global financial crisis
    Families boosted their borrowing late last year at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis, a sign that Americans are gradually reopening their wallets as they feel more secure in their jobs. Household debt jumped $241 billion to $11.5...
  • Household borrowing picks up as economy recovers

    Household borrowing picks up as economy recovers
    American families boosted their debt late last year at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis, an indication of improving consumer confidence as the economy gains steam. Household debt rose by $241 billion in the fourth quarter, the...
  • China now world's largest gold consumer, though world demand down

    China now world's largest gold consumer, though world demand down
    China took the gold medal last year in purchases of the precious metal, becoming the world's largest consumer even as overall world demand was down in the face of rising stock prices. Consumers bought a record 3,863.5 tons of gold jewelry, coins and...
  • Bad weather causes big falloff in January factory production

    Bad weather causes big falloff in January factory production
    WASHINGTON -- Severe weather put a big freeze on factory production last month, causing output to fall the most since the Great Recession ended, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Manufacturing output fell 0.8% in January compared with the previous month,...