Posts Tagged Economy

US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

In this June 23, 2014 photo, job seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The government issues the July jobs report on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.

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Virginia gov. sidesteps Redskins name debate

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, right, meets NFL referee Terry McAulay, left, at the beginning of the Washington Redskins football training camp in Richmond, Va. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.   McAuliffe's only request was to jokingly ask for favorable calls for the Redskins this season, which McAulay overruled. (AP Photo/ Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe sidestepped the debate over the Washington Redskins name Friday, preferring instead to focus on the economic benefits of having the team in his state.

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Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slumped Thursday, July 31, 2014, as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China’s economy.

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Why investors prefer petit stocks over small ones

NEW YORK (AP) — Small-cap stocks are getting the cold shoulder, unless they come with a nice accent.

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Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.

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