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Business Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades
Europe's recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.
Business Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?
The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee.
Business Stock market edges higher in afternoon trading
U.S. financial markets inched higher in light trading Friday afternoon, recouping small losses from earlier in the day. Investors weighed reports that gave a mixed picture of the U.S. economy and better-than-expected company earnings
Business Japan stocks lead Asian declines after weak data
Tokyo stocks led declines in most Asian markets on Friday after Japanese economic data showed that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike.
Business Pending U.S. home sales rise in hopeful sign Pending U.S. home sales rise in hopeful sign
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.
Business Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown
Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
Business Abercrombie shares tumble as teens turn elsewhere Abercrombie shares tumble as teens turn elsewhere
The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. tumbled Thursday after reporting weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere.
Business U.S. economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014 U.S. economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
Business Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class
European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times.