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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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Column: More Sequester, Still No Action

The sequester is working according to plan. Not in that it is reducing the deficit, which is declining on its own in large part because of the slow but steady economic recovery and a slowing of projected health care costs (Thank you Obamacare).

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Higher Education Becomes a Political Football as College Debt Increases in the United States

You may not be aware that the current interest rate on federal student loans is set to expire on July 1st. If Congress does nothing, the current rate of 3.4% will double to 6.8% at the end of this month.

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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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