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  • Harvard MBAs say fighting wealth inequality is a top priority

    The US economy is showing signs of strength not seen since since the 2011 recession, even in the face of a shaky global market. However, the increased prosperity is not being distributed equally – a trend some business elites are saying is becoming a problem.

  • What makes a Kickstarter success story?

    Entrepreneurs have been raising money using the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter for years, but what separates a million dollar idea like 'The World's Best Travel Jacket' from a failed campaign?

  • August jobs report raises questions about the Fed's next steps

    The US economy added 173,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent – its lowest level since April 2008. The report is the last before the Federal Reserve's September meeting, and it sheds little light on whether the Fed will finally pull the trigger on interest rates. 

  • US consumer spending increases 0.3 percent in July

    As consumer spending, personal income, and wages and salaries increase, the US economy is set for a good third quarter, economists say.

December 1, 2015

Photos of the day 12/01

Stranded migrants cry as they protest next to a border fence, demanding to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, Tuesday.

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