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3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously
Gas prices may be hovering at a four-year low, but Americans are paying more for food, health care and other costs. "Retail therapy is out the window for most Americans," said Ken Perkins, president of RetailMetrics LLC, a research firm. [...] the...
Nov 26, 2014 | 4:26 PM
Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months. The increase is unlikely to raise concerns about the broader health of...
Nov 26, 2014 | 3:26 PM
US new home sales edge up 0.7 percent in October to fastest pace since May
WASHINGTON (AP) — US new home sales edge up 0.7 percent in October to fastest pace since May.
Nov 26, 2014 | 3:26 PM
Holidays start in August for some small businesses
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mann learned it's better to hire help for the November and December holidays while people in many parts of the U.S. are still wearing shorts and tank tops. [...] the brand-new workers peppered managers with questions about...
Nov 26, 2014 | 3:26 PM
Review: 4 shopping apps that will save you money
Review: 4 shopping apps that will save you money The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Some apps give you coupons you can hand to the cashier to scan, while others let you flip through advertising deals and promotions....
Nov 26, 2014 | 3:26 PM
US indexes barely budge ahead of Thanksgiving
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are holding near record levels as traders digest some mixed news on the U.S. economy. New claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly, but consumer spending rose.
Nov 26, 2014 | 3:26 PM
US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month. For October, demand for transportation products...
Nov 26, 2014 | 3:26 PM
Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving
A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving -- an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.
Nov 26, 2014 | 2:26 PM
US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October
Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.
Nov 26, 2014 | 2:26 PM
US pending home sales slip in October
The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers.
Nov 26, 2014 | 2:26 PM