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  • California home prices surge in March; sales fall 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:11 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - California home prices surged to a six-year high in March amid lackluster sales at the start of the traditional buying season, a research firm said Wednesday.

  • Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:10 pm
  • NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges.

  • UK unemployment keeps falling amid recovery 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:25 am
  • LONDON - Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation for the first time since 2010.

  • US consumer prices up a slight 0.2 pct. in March 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:44 am
  • WASHINGTON - Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping to offset higher costs for food and clothing.

  • Nestle sales up despite slack prices in Europe 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:58 am
  • FRANKFURT, Germany - Food company Nestle SA says sales rose 4.2 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago despite deflationary pressures in Europe.

  • Divided Alaska House passes minimum wage bill 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:34 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A divided Alaska House on Sunday voted to raise the state minimum wage, amid suspicions of lawmakers' motives.

  • District denies allegations of grade inflation 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:43 pm
  • GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - A Grand Junction school district is denying allegations of grade inflation after several teachers testified in a case involving the termination of a teacher.

  • Where McCord, McGinty, Schwartz and Wolf stand 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:12 am
  • A look at where the four Democratic gubernatorial candidates - state Treasurer Rob McCord, former Clinton White House environmental adviser Katie McGinty, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and businessman Tom Wolf - stand on some key issues:

  • Beef prices reach highest level since 1987 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:22 am
  • LUBBOCK, Texas - The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon.

  • Fund manager Q&A: Expect less from bonds 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Bonds aren't doomed.

  • US producer prices rise 0.5 percent in March 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:16 am
  • WASHINGTON - The prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals.

  • Spain's deflation not as great as first thought 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:34 am
  • MADRID - Spain's statistics office says prices were 0.1 percent lower in March than the year before, slightly less than the previous estimate of 0.2 percent.

  • China's inflation edges up to 2.4 percent 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:53 pm
  • BEIJING - China's consumer inflation edged up in March as food prices rose despite signs the world's second-largest economy is slowing.

  • Argentina hit by nationwide strike over inflation 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy on Thursday, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing businesses and ports and emptying classrooms. The strike also stopped all non-emergency hospital attention, left garbage in emptied streets and complicated many other aspects of life in the South American nation.

  • Clergy seek stronger minimum wage bill 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:49 pm
  • BOSTON - A group representing clergy from around the state is urging lawmakers to agree on a bill that not only raises the minimum wage but also ties future increases in the wage to inflation.

  • Wal-Mart and Wild Oats unveil cheaper organic line 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:17 pm
  • NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.

  • US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:17 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

  • Ow, Canada: US retailers get the cold shoulder 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:08 pm
  • For years, Canadians would cross the border to the U.S. to shop at Target. Exporting its cheap chic there seemed like a no-brainer.

  • A recovering US is outpacing other major economies 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:04 am
  • WASHINGTON - As a brutal winter yields to spring, the U.S. economy is showing renewed strength just as other major economies appear desperate for help.

  • Ethanol producers complain about rail service 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:24 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices.

  • ECB dismisses deflation fears, says ready to act 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:07 pm
  • BRUSSELS - The European Central Bank on Thursday dismissed fears that consumer prices might fall in the 18-nation eurozone, a situation that would drag down the economy. It stressed, however, that it is ready to counter that threat in new ways if needed.

  • US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale.

  • Inflation slowing in developed countries 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:28 am
  • PARIS - Inflation slowed in major developed countries in February amid a steep drop in energy prices, a report showed Tuesday.

  • Study: Alaska health care prices top nation 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 1:28 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A new study says four Alaska cities have the costliest health care prices in the nation.

  • Populist Argentine government begins painful cuts 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:58 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's cash-strapped government is cutting utility subsidies and trying to borrow for the first time in years as teachers, public health workers and other former allies take to the streets demanding pay raises to match some of the world's highest inflation.