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  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working...

  • US new home sales edge up 0.7 percent in October to fastest pace since May

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US new home sales edge up 0.7 percent in October to fastest pace since May.

  • US indexes barely budge ahead of Thanksgiving

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are holding near record levels as traders digest some mixed news on the U.S. economy. New claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly, but consumer spending rose. Deere fell 2.5 percent in early trading after the maker of farming equipment...

  • Review: 4 shopping apps that will save you money

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Some apps give you coupons you can hand to the cashier to scan, while others let you flip through advertising deals and promotions. Others let you scan barcodes...

  • Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months. Weekly applications rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the Labor Department said Wednesday. That's...

  • US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month. Orders for durable goods increased 0.4 percent last month following a 0.9 percent drop...

  • Applications for US unemployment benefits top 300,000 for first time in nearly 3 months

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits top 300,000 for first time in nearly 3 months.

  • US consumer spending edges up modest 0.2 percent in October after no change in September

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending edges up modest 0.2 percent in October after no change in September.

  • US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent in October, but investment category falls again

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent in October, but investment category falls again.

  • Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year. Turns out, shoppers will find more...

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