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US Economy Grew at 2.5 Percent Rate in Spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, much faster than previously estimated. The steep revision was largely because U.S. companies exported more goods and imports declined.

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Applications for US Unemployment Aid Fall to 331K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits remained near the lowest level in more than five years last week, a sign that companies are cutting few jobs.

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US Home Prices Rise at 12.1 pct. in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose 12.1 percent in June from a year earlier, nearly matching a seven-year high. But monthly price gains slowed in most markets, a sign that higher mortgage rates may be weighing on the housing recovery.

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Corporate Traitors – Tax Avoidance is Not Patriotism [COMMENTARY]

A just released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report tells us what we already knew. Our most profitable corporations are tax dodgers.

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US Economy Adds 195K Jobs, Jobless Rate 7.6%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 195,000 jobs in June and hiring was more robust in the two previous months than earlier estimated. The gains raise hopes for a stronger economy in the second half of 2013.

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Home Prices Rise in April by Most in 7 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped 12.1 percent in April from a year ago, buoyed by strong demand and a limited supply of available homes. Strong gains in a wide range of cities point to a broad-based housing recovery.

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US Employers Add 175K Jobs, Rate Up to 7.6%

U.S. employers added 175,000 jobs in May, steady hiring but below the more robust pace that took place during the fall and winter.

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Oil Falls Below $93 a Barrel After US Data

The price of oil fell below $93 a barrel Tuesday as traders scaled back their optimism about the U.S. economy following a report that showed a drop in factory activity.

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Budget Cuts to Reduce Unemployment Benefits

South Dakota will be reducing extended unemployment compensation benefits by nearly 17 percent as part of federal budget cuts.

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Workshop to Study Suburban Poverty

I got a notice by e-mail (that's sent to news types all over the country) about a workshop to be held this fall at Hofstra University in New York that will target "suburban poverty,' and I have to admit the phrase was a new one to me

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