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  • GDP growth revised higher for 3rd quarter, strongest since late 2011

    GDP growth revised higher for 3rd quarter, strongest since late 2011
    WASHINGTON — Adding to the rosier economic outlook for next year, revised government data show the economy grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in nearly two years as American consumers spent billions of dollars more than originally...
  • Target faces lawsuits, state probes after customer data breach

    Target faces lawsuits, state probes after customer data breach
    Instead of basking in holiday cheer, Target Corp. is spending the crucial shopping days before Christmas dealing with probes from several state attorneys general, infuriated social media comments and customer lawsuits over a massive data breach. In a...
  • More Americans pessimistic about economy after shutdown, poll shows

    More Americans pessimistic about economy after shutdown, poll shows
    WASHINGTON -- Americans are more pessimistic about the state of the economy after the partial government shutdown and debt limit fight, according to poll results released Tuesday. Just 29% of respondents in a CNN/ORC International survey said economic...
  • Home price gains ease in most large U.S. markets

    Home price gains ease in most large U.S. markets
    Home prices in the nation's largest metro areas jumped sharply in August, but the rate of increases is slowing, according to a leading gauge. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 large U.S. metros rose 1.3% from July and 12.8%...
  • Private job growth down this month in wake of U.S. shutdown, ADP says

    Private job growth down this month in wake of U.S. shutdown, ADP says
    WASHINGTON -- Business hiring slowed this month with the private sector adding just 130,000 net new jobs as the partial government shutdown hit an already weakening labor market, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday. The figure was below the 150,000...
  • Sony credit rating could be downgraded to junk

    Sony credit rating could be downgraded to junk
    Credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service Inc. said Friday that it is reviewing Sony Corp.'s credit rating and could downgrade it to junk status. The news comes one day after Tokyo-based┬áSony, which reports its earnings in yen but provides...
  • October jobs report far better than expected

    October jobs report far better than expected
    WASHINGTON — All of a sudden, the American economy is looking very resilient — much more so than experts had thought. Despite forecasts that job growth would be sapped by the budget impasse and government shutdown, employers in the U.S....
  • Moody's cuts ratings of four big banks on reduced bailout chance

    Moody's cuts ratings of four big banks on reduced bailout chance
    WASHINGTON -- Moody's Investor Services on Friday said it cut the credit ratings for four big U.S. banks because of reduced chances the government would bail them out in a future crisis. The ratings for bank holding company debt of JP Morgan Chase & Co....
  • Fed keeps stimulus intact as it awaits further gains in recovery

    Fed keeps stimulus intact as it awaits further gains in recovery
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve kept intact its large-scale campaign to stimulate the economy, saying it was awaiting more evidence of sustainable progress in the recovery. Although the Fed's decision Wednesday to hold the line on its monthly...
  • Housing data boost U.S. outlook

      Housing data boost U.S. outlook
    Home prices across the U.S. are showing signs of slower growth, but a recent upswing in new construction plans is injecting the market with optimism that the housing recovery has more momentum left. Building permits for new homes jumped 6.2% in...
  • ShopperTrak: Sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday rise just 2.3%

    ShopperTrak: Sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday rise just 2.3%
    U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3% sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009. Sales at bricks-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday increased to $12.3 billion, according to...