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Shoppers out seeking deals, though sales have crept earlier

Parking lots were full and shopping bags were plentiful in some places Saturday as holiday gift-seekers were out looking for bargains, even as the...

UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union hailed a breakthrough Friday that allows them to begin talks on their post-Brexit relations without answering...

California utility judge cuts proposed cost for nuke closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state judge Wednesday recommended that California's largest utility be allowed to increase customer rates by nearly $200 million for...

Businesses lure seasonal help with chances for other jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Every fall, the staff count at Fun.com swells from 150 to as high as 2,000, as the online retailer fills...

Black Friday deals boosted US auto sales in November

DETROIT (AP) — Black Friday deals and strong consumer confidence pushed auto sales higher in November despite waning demand for post-hurricane replacement vehicles. U.S. sales...

Fed minutes show general support for 3rd rate hike this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials generally believe that it'll soon be time for another increase in the Fed's key interest rate. However, a...

‘We still need to eat’: Tech boom creates working homeless

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy...

US unemployment benefits rise 10,000 to 249,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up again last week to a still-low 249,000. Meanwhile, the overall...

Trump suggests openness to negotiations on GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Saturday he may be willing to negotiate changes to a significant portion of the tax overhaul, the...

Applications for US unemployment benefits drop 13,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, pushing total applications down...

Forbes says Commerce head overstated wealth by $2 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes reported Tuesday that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross exaggerated his net worth to the magazine by $2 billion. The publication cited...

US homebuilder sentiment rises in November

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic this month, reflecting a recent rebound in sales of newly built homes. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo...

UK warns government agencies not to use Kaspersky software

LONDON (AP) — Britain's cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns about Russian...

US home sales rose in October as hurricane impact wanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering...

Trump nominates Jerome Powell to be next Fed chairman

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tapped Jerome Powell on Thursday to replace Janet Yellen as Fed chair when her term ends in February,...

Yellen suggests a continuation of gradual rate hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed expects to continue raising interest rates gradually. And she sought to...

US trade deficit rises to $48.7 billion on record imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Record imports lifted the U.S. trade deficit to $48.7 billion in October, highest since January. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the...

Greece submits last bailout budget but austerity continues

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government is promising bailout lenders continued austerity and high primary budget surpluses in its 2018 budget, the last under...

Survey: US services sector posts strongest gains in 12 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies in October grew at the best rate in more than a dozen years. The Institute for Supply Management said...

US economy expanded at brisk 3.3 pct. pace in third quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by a rise in business investment, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 3.3 percent from July through...

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