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Starbucks latest to expand parental leave benefits

Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 9:26 am

Starbucks is telling employees that it’s expanding their parental leave benefits. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Samsung to announce cause of Galaxy Note 7 fire on January 23

Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 9:25 am

Samsung Electronics says it will announce next week the reason why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones overheated and caught fire. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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China’s growth edges up but 2016 weakest year since 1990

Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 9:24 am

China’s economic growth accelerated slightly in the final quarter of 2016. But as Correspondent Jeremy House reports, its full-year performance still was the weakest in nearly three decades.

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Mortgage Rates See Third Decline In As Many Weeks

Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 11:35 am

Long-term US mortgage rates marked their third week of declines this week, after snapping a nine-week run of increases. Bob Agnew reports.

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Obamacare Flaws Top List Of Worries, Survey Says.

Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:55 am

An new poll finds that problems with ‘Obamacare’ top the list of concerns for Americans across the political spectrum. Bob Agnew reports.

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US industrial output rose in December; best pace in 2 years

Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:36 am

U.S. industrial production increased in December at the strongest pace in two years. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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US consumer prices up moderate 0.3 percent in December

Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:35 am

U.S. consumer prices, driven up by rising energy costs, rose moderately in December, closing out a year in which consumer inflation rose at the fastest pace in five years. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Target lowers fourth quarter profit and sales outlook

Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:34 am

Target is lowering its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook after the discounter says it had sluggish holiday sales and traffic in its stores that offset a surging online business. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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LOWES LAYOFFS

Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 8:14 pm

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s is laying off approximately 2,400 full-time workers. Correspondent Keith Peters reports.

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Trump Neighbor Tiffany Says Holiday Sales Disupted By Post-Election Commotion

Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 11:29 am

Donald Trump is best known for improving the value of real estate, but his election victory has proven to be bad news for one New York City neighborhood. Bob Agnew reports.

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Germany welcomes May’s speech on Brexit

Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 9:25 am

Germany’s foreign minister has welcomed a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May laying out her plans for the U.K.’s departure from the European Union. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Dollar rise could hurt developing economies

Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

The co-CEO of The Carlyle Group says the dollar’s strength could lead to financial bailouts in emerging market economies and even an intervention to limit the currency’s rise. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 7:41 am

Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Piccadelli Circus Billboards Dark For First Time Since WWII

Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm

The lights have gone out at Piccadilly Circus. Bob Agnew reports.

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Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:18 am

The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Facebook introduces measures to tackle fake news in Germany

Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:17 am

Facebook says it’s introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election. Correspondent Jeremy House has details.

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Retail group launches training for entry-level job seekers

Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:16 am

Trying to stem high turnover in store jobs, nonprofit groups and chains such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot and the Home Shopping Network are launching a program to help people develop the skills to land entry-level jobs and advance in a retail career. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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A man convicted of taking part in the Washington D-C-area sniper shootings that left 10 people dead wants a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile.

Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 9:19 am

A man convicted of taking part in the Washington D-C-area sniper shootings that left 10 people dead wants a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile.

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Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other’s birthday. After all, the husband and wife were born the same day. And so was their son, 27 years later this past December!

Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 9:18 am

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other’s birthday. After all, the husband and wife were born the same day. And so was their son, 27 years later this past December!

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Consumers increased their borrowing in November at the fastest pace in three months.

Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 9:17 am

Consumers increased their borrowing in November at the fastest pace in three months.

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US businesses boosted stockpiles in November

Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 10:19 am

U.S. businesses stockpiled more goods in warehouses and on store shelves in November as sales improved slightly. Correspondent Jeremy House has details.

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More pay, greater confidence lifts US retail sales 0.6 percent

Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 9:03 am

Americans stepped up their auto buying and holiday shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and an increase in hourly pay. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US wholesale prices rise 0.3 percent led by costlier gas, food

Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 9:02 am

U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.3 percent in December, led higher by more expensive gas, food and cars. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Amazon To Add 100,000 Jobs Over 18 Months

Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:43 am

Amazon plans to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. over the next 18 months. Bob Agnew reports.

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