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  • US economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarter
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 6:04 am
    The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.
  • US pay and benefits rose by most in 6 years last year
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 5:56 am
    Wages and benefits rose at the fastest pace in six years last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers.
  • Germany: Talk of axing Greek debt 'divorced from reality'
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 5:44 am
    Germany bluntly rejected suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, as a top eurozone finance official met on Friday the country's new left-wing government leaders in Athens.
  • Marlboro maker Altria's 4Q profit more than doubles
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 5:28 am
    Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s profit more than doubled in the fourth quarter on higher cigarette prices and lower costs for paying down debt.
  • How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:28 am
    Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed its profit margins.
  • Top Romanian banker: cannot help Swiss franc borrowers
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:12 am
    Romania's central bank governor says the country cannot afford to come to the rescue of borrowers who took out loans in foreign currencies and are now pinched by higher costs.
  • Smart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earnings
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 3:44 am
    Amazon.com Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant's stock soaring 11 percent in premarket trading Friday. Here's a closer look at what investors applauded and hope continues.
  • Weak overseas stocks...GDP data expected today...Honda lowers forecast
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 3:40 am
    International stock markets were weak today as Europe rose in early trading while U.S. futures slid and Asia benchmarks were uneven. Economic data suggested Japan is pulling out of recession. Chinese shares fell ahead of a manufacturing report. Benchmark U.S. crude oil edged down to just above $44.50 a barrel. The dollar edged down against the yen and the euro.
  • Eurozone prices plunge 0.6 pct amid weak growth, cheap oil
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 3:40 am
    Falling prices sent another worrying signal about the eurozone economy just before the European Central Bank starts a 1 trillion euro ($1.1 trillion) stimulus effort.
  • Spain's economy grows 1.4 pct in 2014 as recession fades
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:36 am
    Spain's economy grew by 1.4 percent in 2014, ending a five-year run of negative or flat figures and providing further evidence that the country is recovering from a crippling double-dip recession.
  • Germany sees first increase in beer sales since 2006
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 1:28 am
    The Federal Statistical Office says German breweries saw their first increase in sales volume in 2014 after seven years of declines.
  • Honda lowers forecasts after recalls push profit down
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 10:36 pm
    Honda Motor Co., the Japanese automaker at the center of an air-bag defect scandal, lowered its annual earnings forecast after quarterly profit slipped 15 percent.
  • Builder projects 18-month delay for nuclear plant in Georgia
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 9:36 pm
    Southern Co. said the firms building its new nuclear power plant in Georgia estimate the project will be delayed 18 months, potentially costing the power company $720 million in new charges, company officials said Thursday.
  • Factory data shows Japan economy turning corner on recession
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 6:29 pm
    Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike.
  • Google's 4Q earnings disappoint, but CFO eases the letdown
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 5:12 pm
    Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars.
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