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  • Eurozone economy stalls, adding new worries for American recovery

    The Eurozone's feeble recovery came to an outright halt in the second quarter, the latest in a batch of disappointing global economic indicators that have clouded the prospects for American growth. Economic output in the 18-nation Euro area stalled in...
  • Investors worry about Europe

    Investors worry about Europe
    On the face of it, the stock market seems to be drifting lower based on military tensions and geopolitical concerns involving the Middle East and Russia. But analysts increasingly are asking whether there's something more troubling underlying the global...
  • L.A. weighs plan to press banks to renegotiate rate swaps

    Los Angeles could become the nation's biggest city seeking to jettison financial deals crafted on the eve of the Great Recession that union and community activists contend are draining funds from city services. The City Council will vote Wednesday on...
  • Politically connected companies get a break from the SEC, study says

    The working assumption of business executives and ordinary taxpayers alike is that political donations can buy big favors from Congress. A recent study by Maria M. Correia of the London Business School puts statistical meat on those bones. The more a...
  • Most jobs available in more than a decade

    Most jobs available in more than a decade
    In a sign the U.S. labor market is strengthening, job openings at the end of June rose to the highest level in more than 13 years. There were 4.67 million open jobs for workers in June, up 2% from the previous month, the Labor Department said Tuesday....
  • Pipeline to cut through Lehigh Valley

    Got gas? A proposed Marcellus shale pipeline would intersect Northampton County... The hard times persists: The U.S. economy this year recovered all of the jobs lost during the recession, but the new jobs pay an average of 23 percent less than the ones...
  • More jobs available, many paying less

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Tuesday, Aug. 12: Two new reports are out this week that, taken together, provide a pretty good picture of how the U.S. labor force has fared since the economic recovery began in June...
  • Four reasons to ignore market timing and focus on happiness

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - With global angst going up several degrees, there are myriad reasons to feel nervous about stocks. But that shouldn't compel you into timing the market - focus on your prosperity and happiness instead. As University of Michigan...
  • L.A. council votes to pressure two banks to redo interest rate swaps

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to seek to redo borrowing deals with two banks that advocates say are charging excessive interest rates and eating up money that could help with major infrastructure repairs. The vote made Los...
  • L.A. Council calls for banks to renegotiate bond interest rates

    L.A. Council calls for banks to renegotiate bond interest rates
    The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to try to get out of borrowing deals with banks that advocates say are siphoning off money from the city. But at the council meeting, questions arose about how and where the city could use any...
  • U.S. retail sales pause, seen rebounding in months ahead

    U.S. retail sales pause, seen rebounding in months ahead
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales unexpectedly stalled in July, pointing to some loss of momentum in the economy early in the third quarter. But with job growth holding sturdy, sales activity was likely to rebound in the coming months,...