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Business Unemployment rises in most U.S. states in July Unemployment rises in most U.S. states in July
Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work.
Business U.S. homebuilder confidence rises in August U.S. homebuilder confidence rises in August
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects headed into next year, a sign that home construction and sales of newly built homes may pick up after stalling this summer.
Business Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets
Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further.
Business China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses
China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry.
Business Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar
Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid.
Business Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet.
Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom.
Business Why global turmoil hasn't sunk U.S. markets. Yet. Why global turmoil hasn't sunk U.S. markets. Yet.
It's been a grim summer in much of the world. U.S. stocks sagged Friday on reports that Ukrainian troops attacked Russian military vehicles that had crossed the border. But investors in the United States have been shrugging off most of the bad news - so far at least.
Business Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties
The federal panel that sets sentencing policy announced Thursday that it plans in the coming year to consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes.
Business U.S. auto loans soar to highest level in 8 years U.S. auto loans soar to highest level in 8 years
U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.