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Jan 8, 2015 - 8:46 AM

Applications For US Jobless Aid Fall, Suggests Strong Hiring

Applications For US Jobless Aid Fall, Suggests Strong Hiring

The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits fell 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 294,000.

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Jan 6, 2015 - 5:17 PM

Tuesday Evening Business Brief

Tuesday Evening Business Brief

Stocks continue to retreat from their recent record highs as the price of oil continues to plunge. The S&P 500 index dropped nearly 18 points to 2,002.61 today, while the Dow closed down 130, finishing at 17,371.64. The Nasdaq composite lost close to 60 points to 4,592.74.

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Jan 5, 2015 - 5:09 PM

Monday Evening Business Brief

Monday Evening Business Brief

Oil prices plunged deeper today, and that has driven stocks sharply lower.

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Jan 2, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Friday Evening Business Brief

Friday Evening Business Brief

Stocks are starting off the New Year with mixed results.

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Jan 2, 2015 - 8:14 AM

Friday Morning Business Brief

Friday Morning Business Brief

International stock markets started 2015 on a positive note today though some Asian markets including Japan remained closed for holidays.

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Jan 2, 2015 - 8:06 AM

Report Shows Improved Midwest Economic Outlook

Report Shows Improved Midwest Economic Outlook

A monthly report shows an improved economic outlook over the next three to six months for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

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Dec 31, 2014 - 6:03 PM

How Gas Prices Impact Local, National, International Economies

How Gas Prices Impact Local, National, International Economies

An unprecedented drop in gas prices is leading to happy customers at the pump.  However, how much you pay also has other effects.

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Dec 31, 2014 - 1:23 PM

Wednesday Afternoon Business Brief

Wednesday Afternoon Business Brief

Stocks are drifting lower in light New Year's Eve trading on Wall Street, but the market remains on pace for its sixth consecutive year of gains.

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Dec 30, 2014 - 5:32 PM

Tuesday Evening Business Brief

Tuesday Evening Business Brief

Lingering concerns about the political future of Greece pushed U.S. and global stock markets modestly lower today.

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Dec 24, 2014 - 8:45 AM

Wednesday Morning Business Brief

Wednesday Morning Business Brief

European stock markets are mixed in early trading while Asian shares closed mostly higher today after the Dow Jones industrial average surpassed 18,000 to hit a new high.

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Dec 23, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Tuesday Evening Business Brief

Tuesday Evening Business Brief

In a year full of market milestones, Wall Street crushed a couple more today, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average past the 18,000-point mark for the first time and delivering the Standard & Poor's 500 index its second record-high close in two days.

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Dec 23, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Tuesday Afternoon Business Brief

Tuesday Afternoon Business Brief

The Dow has broken through the 18,000 level and remains there this afternoon. Among the economic data encouraging investors is the government's latest estimate of third quarter growth.

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Dec 15, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Monday Evening Business Brief

Monday Evening Business Brief

Falling oil prices pushed U.S. stocks down broadly today, extending losses into a second week. European stocks also fell, and the Russian ruble plunged to a record low against the dollar as the continuing collapse in the price of oil reverberated through global financial markets.  

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