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  • Gubernatorial Campaign Turns Focus To Jobs

    Gubernatorial Campaign Turns Focus To Jobs
    MERIDEN--The day after state department of labor estimates showed Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley leaned over the counter at a diner in Meriden and relayed the figure to the waitress standing behind it.
  • Dollar posts tenth straight week of gains on U.S. rate outlook

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar gained against a basket of major currencies on Friday, posting its 10th consecutive week of gains, as investors bet U.S. interest rates would rise more quickly than had been expected. Some market participants, however,...

    As Alibaba debuts on Wall Street, stocks drift

    As Alibaba debuts on Wall Street, stocks drift
    NEW YORK — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed. Investors watched as the Chinese e-commerce giant surged 38 percent Friday, in its first day of...

    Brazil stocks, currency fall on electoral poll

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian equity markets retreated while the currency weakened on Friday after an electoral poll showed President Dilma Rousseff gaining on challenger Marina Silva ahead of next month's presidential election. Other Latin...

    The War on Poverty: 50 years of failure

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's launch of the War on Poverty. In January 1964, Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty in America." Since then, the taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Johnson's war. Adjusted...