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Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that … Continue reading

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Chobani to expand beyond top-selling Greek yogurt

NEW YORK (AP) — Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category. Starting in July, the company plans to offer Chobani Oats, which is yogurt mixed with … Continue reading

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Why ‘cheap’ stocks are for suckers

Human beings may be apex predators with senses we can’t begin to articulate, but we are simply terrible at calculating odds. We wager too heavily on underdogs, line up like sheep to play Powerball and have collectively built one of … Continue reading

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NY attorney general seeks info from high-speed firm Virtu

NEW YORK, April 18 (Reuters) – High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc, which has been pursuing an initial public offering, has received a letter of inquiry from the New York attorney general amid a wider probe of the industry, a … Continue reading

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Shiller: Momentum may be changing in the housing market

Get ready for a potentially slow buying season in the housing market. Pending home sales are down 11% from a year ago, mortgage rates are about 1% higher than a year ago and homebuilders are breaking ground at a slower … Continue reading

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Even after the crash, Americans still love real estate best

Five years after a real estate bubble popped in epic fashion, it seems Americans are looking to get back in the trade. According to a recent Gallup poll, 30% of us say real estate is the best long-term investment. Gold … Continue reading

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What economic recovery could look like for your family

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this week said the Fed’s current forecast projects the economy could be recovered and full employment restored within a little more than two years. By the Fed’s definition, “maximum employment” means an unemployment rate between … Continue reading

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No more Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg has a vision

Nearly two years after Facebook’s (FB) tumultuous IPO, the company has found its grounding once again with strong financials and an ever-growing user base. Nearly one-fifth of the time Americans spend on their smartphones is spent using Facebook and the … Continue reading

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Obama would cut deficits by another $1 trillion

The official nonpartisan take on President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal is in: He would curb deficits even more than today’s policies. Of course, the budget wheels for next year are already in motion in Congress, making the president’s budget, in … Continue reading

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Nasdaq threatens first breakdown since 2009

After looking poised to suffer a major breakdown on Monday, stocks have spent the last couple sessions trading in a manner best characterized as being somewhere between irrational terror and inexplicable euphoria. At this point all the bulls and bears … Continue reading

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