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    Weak Retail Sales Data Puts A Wrinkle On US Growth Outlook

    US retail sales barely rose in April, tempering hopes of a sharp acceleration in economic growth in the second quarter.
  • 'Friday The 13th': What Is The Original Jason Voorhees, Ari Lehman, Doing Now?

    After appearing as a young Jason Voorhees in "Friday The 13th," Ari Lehman is now a member of the heavy metal duo First Jason.
  • Herman Cain

    Herman Cain's Gender Gap: Poll Shows Women Abandoning Campaign [VIDEO]

    Two new polls reveal Cain's slip in support since POLITICO and Bialek is driven by women voters, once the majority of those who supported him. A new video showing the GOP presidential hopeful making fun of Anita Hill (video enclosed) is sure to widen that gender gap, as prominent conservatives condemn Cain's reaction to the sexual harassment charges.
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    Data points to strengthening growth, jobs market

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless aid hit the lowest level in more than 2-1/2 years last week and service sector hiring picked up in February, signs the labor market recovery was quickening. Another report on Thursday confirmed business productivity picked up a bit in the fourth quarter
  • Jobless claims and price data back low rates policy

    New claims for jobless aid rose last week while consumer prices notched their largest decline in nearly 1-1/2 years in May, suggesting interest rates will remain ultra low to nurse the fragile economic recovery.
  • Consumer prices dip

    U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in a year last month and the closely watched core inflation rate posted its smallest annual gain since 1966, pointing to a lack of price pressure as the economic recovery gathers steam.
  • Consumer prices dip

    Consumer prices fell for the first time in a year last month and the closely watched core inflation rate posted its smallest annual gain since 1966, pointing to a lack of price pressure as the economic recovery gathers steam.
  • Jobless claims fall, buoy jobs recovery hopes

    The number of workers filing for jobless aid fell sharply last week and a gauge of underlying labor market trends hit a 1-1/2 year low, boosting hopes the economy is on the verge of creating jobs.
  • Wall Street flat after data, Apple a drag

    Stocks barely budged on Tuesday as data showing a rise in consumer confidence was offset by home prices stalling in October.
  • Consumer prices edge higher, housing starts up

    U.S. consumer prices rose modestly last month, while new home building bounced back from an October slump, suggesting inflation is not yet a concern even as the economy's recovery moves forward.
  • Stryker unit indicted in marketing scheme: DOJ

    Medical device maker Stryker Biotech LLC and top management were indicted on federal charges they conducted a fraudulent marketing scheme for bone-growth products, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.
  • Stryker unit charged in marketing scheme: DOJ

    Stryker Biotech LLC and top management have been indicted on charges they engaged in a fraudulent marketing scheme for certain medical devices, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.
  • Packaging for cash-strapped connoisseurs

    The deeper the recession, the more consumers stay home, hunkered down in domestic cocoons. And accordingly, their desire for convenient meals that simulate an away-from-home dining experience on the cheap is picking up.