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3 days ago

Dollar General, Dollar Tree report weak sales growth

NEW YORK (AP) — Discount-store rivals Dollar General and Dollar Tree reported weaker-than-expected sales figures Thursday, as struggling lower-income shoppers spent less at their stores….

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3 days ago

Average US 30-year mortgage rate unchanged at 3.43 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates didn't budge this week, remaining at historically low levels that continue to lure prospective home buyers….

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3 days ago

How to get ready for your VW payout

Loyal owners of Volkswagen diesel cars understandably felt betrayed when they learned the German automaker had rigged the testing process to bypass U.S. emissions standards. But many are having a change of heart after learning how much VW will pay them to turn in their cars….

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3 days ago

Markets Right Now: Stocks are slightly lower in early trade

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):…

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Bold moves, tepid gains: Have central banks met their limit?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's key central banks have worked themselves into contortions to try to rev up economic growth, raise inflation and coax consumers and businesses to borrow and spend more….

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Orders for US durable goods rebounded in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods surged in July, lifted in part by the biggest increase in orders in a key investment category since January….

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Stocks rise slightly in early trading on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly unchanged in morning trading Thursday as investors sift through a handful of earnings reports. Drug company Mylan rose, but Signet Jewelers and Dollar General fell after the retailers reported quarterly results that disappointed investors….

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Applications for US unemployment benefits slipped last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer people filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign the American job market remains healthy….

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Applications for US unemployment benefits slipped last week, remained below 300K for 77th …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits slipped last week, remained below 300K for 77th straight week….

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3 days ago

Obama administration taps Kim for second term at World Bank

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is nominating current World Bank President Jim Yong Kim for a second term leading the 189-nation international lending organization….