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Irish economy bounces back strongly, up 7.7 pct

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s battered economy bounced back strongly in the second quarter, growing 1.5 percent from the quarter before and a very strong 7.7 percent from a year earlier….

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US home construction drops 14.4 percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the pace of building apartments….

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Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening….

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Yellen says US families need to boost savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are “extraordinarily vulnerable” to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on….

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Credit-easing steps by central banks, at a glance

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve signaled that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar….

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Companies in Europe pledge 100K new youth jobs

VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe’s young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed….

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Experts want restrictions on testosterone drug use

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts said Wednesday there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging in men and that their use should be narrowed to exclude millions of Americans currently taking them….

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Bayer to split off polymer division with IPO

BERLIN (AP) — German pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer AG says it plans a separate stock listing for its polymer division….

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Credit-easing steps by central banks, at a glance

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve signaled that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar….