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Dec 26, 2012 at 8:11 AM
U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers who slashed prices to lure people into stores and now must hope for a post-Christmas burst of spending.
Dec 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM
BMW is now as much a part of modern South Carolina culture as barbecue buffets and The Shag, so much so that politicians have been chasing the next BMW ever since. But some say that pursuit has had its drawbacks.
Dec 22, 2012 at 1:26 PM
With economies across the region slowing and unemployment soaring, analysts say holiday spending in Europe is bound to disappoint for the fourth year in a row.
Dec 21, 2012 at 10:49 AM
California's jobless rate dipped below 10 percent last month for the first time since the recession began, the state announced Friday, signaling that the state's economy may have finally turned the corner.
Dec 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week by 17,000, reversing four weeks of declines. But the number of people seeking aid is consistent with a job market that continues to grow...
Dec 20, 2012 at 8:52 AM
U.S. sales of previously occupied homes jumped to their highest level in three years last month, bolstered by steady job gains and record-low mortgage rates. The report was the latest sign of a sustained recovery in the housing market.
Dec 20, 2012 at 8:49 AM
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.1 percent over the summer as consumers spent more and state and local governments added to growth for the first time in three years. But the economy is likely slowing in the current quarter.
Dec 17, 2012 at 9:18 AM
Business economists believe the country will see modest growth in 2013 with strength coming from a further rebound in housing which will help offset weakness in business investment.
Dec 5, 2012 at 9:49 AM
The Labor Department said Wednesday that productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.9 percent from July through September. That's the fastest pace in two years and higher than the initial estimate of 1.9 percent. Labor costs dropped at a rate of 1.9...
Dec 4, 2012 at 7:43 AM
A measure of U.S. home prices rose 6.3 percent in October compared with a year ago, the largest yearly gain since July 2006. The jump adds to signs of a comeback in the once-battered housing market.
Nov 29, 2012 at 8:50 AM
An index measuring the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes in October jumped to nearly its highest level in almost six years. Steady job gains and record-low mortgage rates have made home buying more attractive.
Nov 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM
Dubai is suddenly rediscovering its old habits.That means relentless hype and construction plans loaded with superlatives. Case in point: A proposed Taj Mahal replica four times bigger than the original.
Nov 27, 2012 at 9:14 AM
U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to its highest level in almost five years, helped by a better outlook for hiring over the next six months.
Nov 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM
Shipments from manufacturers to dealers — a key measure of demand — likely rose 10 percent and is forecast to gain another 4.5 percent next year, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
Nov 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM
Home prices increased in September in most major U.S. cities, more evidence of a housing recovery that is providing a lift to the fragile economy.