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  • Egypt's Sisi delivers economic reforms but hurdles remain

    CAIRO (Reuters) - In his first 100 days in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on economic reform: slashing costly fuel subsidies, raising taxes and devising infrastructure projects to secure long-term revenues and ease...
  • Quinn job training groups returning money

     Quinn job training groups returning money
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn spent nearly $5 million on special job training grants as part of a sweeping anti-violence program he quickly launched during his 2010 campaign, but about a third of the community groups that received money had to give some of it...
  • Lehigh County budget includes late-night tax cut

    Lehigh County budget includes late-night tax cut
    As Wednesday night turned into Thursday morning, weary Lehigh County commissioners put their finishing touches on a proposed 2015 budget — an amendment reducing taxes by $1.25 million. The move came after they considered nearly two dozen...
  • Greek unemployment eases to 26.4 percent in July

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's jobless rate eased to 26.4 percent in July from 26.7 percent in June, Greek statistics agency ELSTAT said on Thursday. July's reading was the lowest since December 2012 when unemployment stood at the same level. The record...
  • Commerzbank weighs cuts to London investment bank activities: sources

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's second-biggest lender Commerzbank AG is considering cutting back its fixed income and currencies (FIC) business in London as it adjusts to declining demand, two sources familiar with the matter said. The bank plans to...
  • Four-week average of unemployment claims lowest since 2006

    Four-week average of unemployment claims lowest since 2006
    Average weekly unemployment claims over the last month hit an eight-year low, the government reported, in another positive sign for the labor market recovery. The number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits held roughly steady at...
  • Young people not setting up households

    ATLANTA The tossing of the bouquet, the tying of the knot, the cutting of the cake and the filing of the joint tax return it is just not happening the way it used to. And most strikingly, the enthusiasm for traditional marriage is ebbing among the age...
  • Fusion Paperboard Workers To Receive Federal Benefits

    The 142 workers of Fusion Paperboard, a factory that made recycled thin cardboard before closing last month, will qualify for extended unemployment benefits and free tuition from a federal program that aims to soften the pains of globalization. The U.S....
  • Fed officials link rate increase to economic data

    Federal Reserve officials, worried about weak growth overseas, agreed last month that they would begin raising interest rates only when measures of the economy's health and inflation signaled the time was right. Minutes of the Fed's discussions at the...
  • Holiday sales forecast is a mixed bag

    Holiday sales forecast is a mixed bag
    As Halloween candy piles up in stores, Christmas retail sales forecasts have started coming in, and they present a mixed bag. The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that it expects holiday sales to increase 4.1 percent, to $616.9 billion, from...
  • In 2015, L.A. County is forecast to regain jobs lost during recession

    Los Angeles County will finally regain the number of jobs it lost during the Great Recession next year, with Orange County and the Inland Empire expected to follow soon after, a new study projects. After facing a more severe downturn than many other...