Posts Tagged Economy

US futures little changed after jobless claims dip

Traders Randy Beller, left, and William McInerney work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, April 10, 2014.  U.S. stock indexes are slipping lower in early trading Thursday as investors pick over a mixed batch of corporate earnings reports. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — The high-flyers are laying the stock market low — once again.

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Family Dollar to close stores as shoppers pinched

In this file photo taken Dec. 14, 2010, Family Dollar employee Pamela Ramos, left, assists John Conner with a purchase at a store in Waco, Texas. Family Dollar on Thursday, April 10, 2014 said it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic items. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrezfile, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar stores are feeling the pinch from mounting financial pressures on low-income shoppers.

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US stock futures edge up as earnings get underway

In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014 file photo, specialist Jason Hardzewicz, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A solid start to the U.S. quarterly corporate reporting season helped shore up the mood across financial markets on Wednesday, ahead of the minutes to the last policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, it was the Federal Reserve to the rescue for the stock market.

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Taiwan leader affirms contentious China trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan’s president on Wednesday stuck by a trade pact with China that has sparked mass protests and a three-week occupation of the self-governing island’s legislature building by students.

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