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  • No recession yet, Greenspan says 03/25/14
         HOUSTON - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday night the American economy is clearly on the edge of a recession, and he pointed to the de...
  • Dow and Nasdaq slip on consumer spending worry 03/25/14
         NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and Nasdaq slipped on Friday on concerns about consumer spending after an index of consumer sentiment fell to a 16-year low and reta...
  • Economic woes reveal a long-felt unease 03/25/14
         Even when experts were declaring the economy healthy, many Americans voiced a vague, but persistent dissatisfaction. True, jobs were relatively plentiful over th...
  • Consumer spending 'likely to slow' 03/25/14
         Consumer spending is likely to slow significantly because of tighter credit conditions, according to Tim Besley, an external member of the Bank of England's mone...
  • Airlines face tough times amid slowdown 03/25/14
         SINGAPORE - Improved efficiency has helped airlines better prepare for a possible global economic slowdown compared to the last major recession, but expensive fu...
Stock Markets
  • High Marks for Strayer Education 03/25/14
         While tightness in the private lending market caused by the credit crisis has investors worried about students' ability to afford college courses, Strayer Educat...
  • Growing Pains for Chipotle 03/25/14
         Though the hot Mexican restaurant chain missed the fourth-quarter profit forecast, analysts say it still has a better chance of attracting cost-conscious diners ...
  • London shares rally, focus on banks 03/25/14
         LONDON (AFP) - London's FTSE 100 shot higher on Monday, with banks in focus amid the nationalisation of troubled lender Northern Rock. In late morning deals, the...
  • World markets mixed on Presidents Day 03/25/14
         LONDON - European stocks rocks rose Monday on speculation about possible new investment in the banking sector even as U.S. markets remain closed on Presidents Da...
  • Wall Street faces fury over subprimes 03/25/14
         BOSTON - Regulators are trying to punish Wall Street for mortgage finance practices that expanded home ownership and spread risk among a host of new players but ...
Earnings
  • Campbell Soup profit falls, sales rise 03/25/14
         CAMDEN, N.J. - The Campbell Soup Co. said Friday its second-quarter profit slipped 3.9 percent as increases in the cost of commodities and energy and higher prom...
  • HP's 1Q profit rises 38 percent 03/25/14
         SAN FRANCISCO - Hewlett-Packard Co. started its fiscal year with a first-quarter profit above analyst expectations and predicted its performance will improve in ...
  • Medco profit falls, raises forecast 03/25/14
         TRENTON, N.J. - Medco Health Solutions Inc., the nation's top-grossing prescription benefit manager, posted a 9 percent decline in fourth-quarter profit as costs...
  • Medtronic profit plunges on charges 03/25/14
         MINNEAPOLIS - Third-quarter earnings at medical device maker Medtronic Inc. tumbled 89 percent from a year ago due to charges from lawsuit settlements and acquis...
  • Wal-Mart sees profitable low-price year 03/25/14
         Defying the gloom that many retailers are feeling, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. expects a more profitable year selling to penny-pinching shoppers after its renewed focus...
Business Opinion
  • So I Married an Avatar 03/25/14
         Shava Nerad's wedding was a dream. The blue sky that kissed the dome of the ornate gazebo where she tied the knot on Feb. 9 was painted with an impressionist's b...
  • Shelter from the Storm 03/25/14
         The numbers are grim, even if they seem familiar by now. In 2007, lenders filed foreclosure notices on 90,782 homes in Illinois, up 25.3% from a year earlier. Th...
  • Talking Your Way In 03/25/14
         For thousands of wannabe MBAs sweating admissions decisions, Wake Forest's Babcock Graduate School of Management has an uncommon solution: Talk more, sweat less....
  • Bond insurer plan may inject positive note 03/25/14
         NEW YORK (Reuters) - Efforts to rescue a distraught U.S. bond insurance industry could inject a positive note on Wall Street but the economic data and earnings r...
  • Fed chief sought opinions amid turmoil 03/25/14
         WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke consulted with predecessor Alan Greenspan, major financial players and even a speech consultant as he grappled...
Investing
  • Sure, It's from AARP. But Is It a Good Deal? 03/25/14
         Few names are more closely associated with retirement than AARP. So Andrew Tignanelli, president of Financial Consulate, a Lutherville (Md.) financial-planning f...
  • A Problematic Proxy Season 03/25/14
         Shareholders have begun flexing their muscles and are preparing to take management to task during companies' annual meetings this year...
  • Priceline.com Flies High 03/25/14
         Amid worries about consumers tightening their wallets, the online travel services’ name-your-own pricing system grows more popular ...
  • Stocks End Lower as Oil Hits $100 03/25/14
         Equity investors may have been able to shrug off more problems in the banking sector Tuesday, but a spike in oil prices to $100 per barrel knocked the wind out o...
  • Recession Watch: Tips for Antsy Investors 03/25/14
         With the economy teetering at the brink and markets swinging wildly, what should you do? Here is some classic advice for dealing with rocky financial times For i...
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