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U.S. retail sales edge up 0.1% in April
Americans increased their spending in April at retail businesses, buying more cars and clothes after cutting purchases sharply in March. The rebound suggests consumers may help boost growth again in the April-June quarter.
Published on 05/13/13
U.S. home prices up 9.3%, most in nearly seven years
Tampa was just above the national level, showing a 10 percent increase in the past year after a 0.6 percent rise from January to February.
Published on 04/30/13
U.S. economy accelerates at 2.5% in first quarter
U.S. economic growth accelerated to an annual rate of 2.5 percent from January through March, buoyed by the strongest consumer spending in more than two years. Government spending fell, though, and tax increases and federal...
Published on 04/26/13
Bill to end airport delays headed for House vote
Legislation to end furloughs of air traffic controllers and delays for millions of travelers is headed to a House vote after a dark-of-night vote in the Senate that took place after most lawmakers had left the Capitol for a...
Published on 04/26/13
U.S. unemployment aid applications jump to 385,000
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week by 28,000, the third straight increase.
Published on 04/04/13
U.S. challenges deal to merge Budweiser and Corona

The government said the deal could lead to higher beer prices in this country because it would substantially reduce competition in the U.S. beer market.

Published on 01/31/13
Updated on 03/13/13
U.S. economy adds 155,000 jobs; unemployment remains 7.8 %
U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff.
Published on 01/04/13
Updated on 03/13/13
Obama, GOP reach deal on tax increases, spending cuts
Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year's Eve accord with Senate Republicans late today to block across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according...
Published on 12/31/12
Updated on 03/13/13
Fewer seek unemployment benefits as storm distorts data
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 410,000, though the figure was elevated for the second straight week by Superstorm Sandy.
Published on 11/21/12
Updated on 03/14/13
Superstorm Sandy pushes jobless claims to 439,000
Superstorm Sandy drove the number of people seeking unemployment benefits up to a seasonally adjusted 439,000 last week, the highest level in 18 months.
Published on 11/15/12
Updated on 03/14/13
Obama: Compromise on fiscal cliff, but not on taxes for wealthy
An economic calamity looming, President Barack Obama on Friday signaled willingness to compromise with Republicans, declaring he was not "wedded to every detail" of his tax-and-spending approach to prevent deep and widespre...
Published on 11/09/12
Updated on 03/14/13
Weekly jobless claims fell by 8,000 last week
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, a possible sign of a healing job market. But officials cautioned that the figures were distorted by Superstorm San...
Published on 11/08/12
Updated on 03/14/13
U.S. employers post fewest jobs in five months
U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The report suggests hiring will likely remain modest in the coming months.
Published on 11/06/12
Updated on 03/14/13