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  • China's economy expected to grow by 7 percent in 2015: state think-tank

    Growth in China's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to slow to 7 percent next year from a forecast 7.3 percent this year, partly due to weakness in global economies, a top Chinese government think-tank said in a report published on Monday.
  • Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers

    Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers
    Laurie Chisum works as a manager for a small office-equipment company in Orange County. She puts in about 30 hours a week on the job and spends much of her time at home caring for her mother, who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. She's not...

    Mailbag: Admit it: Obama's economic policies are working

    How many times do economists have to say something before people believe it's true? Despite the GOP's relentless attacks, President Obama's economic policies are working. How else can you explain the pre-Christmas announcements that third-quarter...

    Women's apparel, dining drive U.S. holiday sales: MasterCard

    Women's apparel, dining drive U.S. holiday sales: MasterCard
    U.S. retail sales rose 5.5 percent from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve as solid demand for women's apparel, jewelry and casual dining offset surprisingly sluggish sales of electronics, MasterCard said in its holiday spending report. The...

    Brazil's Christmas shoppers pull back in weak economy

    Brazilians cut down on Christmas spending this year as the weak economy depressed consumer confidence, data released on Friday showed. In the week of Dec. 18-24, retail sales dropped 1.7 percent from the same period a year earlier, research firm Serasa...