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  • Can economy's 2010 growth spurt last? Five clues.

    The US economy grew at a relatively healthy 3.2 percent annual rate in the final quarter of 2010, the Commerce Department reported Friday. That is an improvement from a 2.6 percent rate in the third quarter. But to many Americans, it's hard to tell if anything is really better. Buried in the new report are clues to why that is – and what might happen to the economy in the year ahead. Here are five things that the government’s preliminary report on gross domestic product reveals about the health of the economy.
    01/28/2011 02:27 pm

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  • Obama expected to nominate Jack Lew as Treasury secretary

    The President's chief of staff has an extensive background in government work that includes running the Office of Management and Budget.

  • Tax refunds? Fewer. Taxes? Fair, poll says.

    Tax refunds are expected by fewer Americans this year, according to an AP poll. A slight majority say their taxes are fair.
    04/17/2011 11:25 am

  • Can economy's 2010 growth spurt last? Five clues.

    The US economy grew at a relatively healthy 3.2 percent annual rate in the final quarter of 2010, the Commerce Department reported Friday. That is an improvement from a 2.6 percent rate in the third quarter. But to many Americans, it's hard to tell if anything is really better. Buried in the new report are clues to why that is – and what might happen to the economy in the year ahead. Here are five things that the government’s preliminary report on gross domestic product reveals about the health of the economy.
    01/28/2011 02:27 pm

  • Unemployment jumps, job creation slows. Is economic stall-out here?

    Unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent, as US economy gained a disappointing 39,000 jobs last month, versus 172,000 in October. The news may prod Congress toward more stimulus spending.
    12/03/2010 01:29 pm

  • How much does that snow storm cost, anyway?

    Effects from a snow storm like the one that blanketed the mid-Atlantic this week can add up to billions of dollars, once lost productivity and sales and emergency road clearing are factored in. But the cost to the overall US economy is likely to be short term.
    02/11/2010 04:54 pm

  • Oil prices top $78 a barrel - double the cost of a year ago

    Cold temperatures have boosted demand for home heating oil. Higher oil prices pose another challenge for the American consumer.
    12/24/2009 03:21 pm

  • Second stimulus? US House passes $154 billion jobs bill.

    The jobs bill would provide funding for job training and transportation projects. The Senate has yet to vote on the legislation.
    12/16/2009 08:13 pm

  • G-20 nears agreement on 'peer review' of economies

    The apparent aim of such critiques is to try to prevent the economies of individual countries from becoming unstable pillars.
    09/25/2009 01:00 am

  • Consumer spending up in June

    If Americans continue reaching into their pocketbooks, back-to-school sales could be better than expected.
    08/04/2009 01:00 am

  • CIT plight hints at more bankruptcies ahead

    According to Standard & Poor's, 181 companies this year have defaulted on their debt – four times the number last year.
    07/21/2009 01:00 am

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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