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  • Parents seeking urban lifestyles for kids Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:26 AM ET

    SEATTLE— A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown. Parents in cities across the country, including Seattle, Minneapolis and Denver, are banding together to advocate for new downtown schools, more playgrounds and more...

  • WASHINGTON— Remember the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to work? A Brookings Institution report out Tuesday finds the number of jobs within typical commuting range dropped 7 percent between 2000 and 2012 in major U.S. metropolitan areas. Elizabeth Kneebone and Natalie Holmes of Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program used U.S. Census Bureau data for 96 big...

  • CHICAGO, March 23- The U.S. government is developing a vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu that have recently killed birds from Arkansas to Washington state. In response to the cases, key overseas buyers have limited imports of U.S. poultry, and the world's biggest poultry producers, including Tyson Foods Inc and Sanderson Farms Inc, have...

  • CHICAGO, March 23- The U.S. government is developing a vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu that have recently killed birds from Arkansas to Washington state. The world's biggest poultry producers, including Tyson Foods Inc and Sanderson Farms Inc, have increased biosecurity at farms to protect their flocks. The United States is developing...

  • Veritiv reports 4Q loss Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    NORCROSS, Ga. _ Veritiv Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $14 million in its fourth quarter. The Norcross, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 88 cents per share. Veritiv shares have decreased nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • FACT CHECK: Higher taxes to balance GOP budgets Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 3:18 AM ET

    Their own numbers, however, say millions of American families and businesses would have to pay more in taxes to make the math work— about $900 billion more over the next decade. Nevertheless, they provide important insight into how majority Republicans in Congress would tackle the federal government's finances. Tom Price, R- Ga., chairman of the House Budget...

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 3 Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    MONDAY, MARCH 23 BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at the quarterly hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament- 1400 GMT. PODGORICA, Montenegro- European Central Bank policymaker Benoit Coeure speaks at an event to celebrate the conclusion of a cooperation program organized by the...

  • ATLANTA— Graco has agreed to pay a $3 million fine to the government for being too slow to report complaints about difficulty opening car seat buckles. The company also must spend $7 million on measures to improve child seat safety, including better programs to register seat owners so they can be notified of safety problems and better procedures to identify...

  • The grants, announced Friday in Georgia by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, come as the Republican Congress is exploring ways to cut the program, which cost $74 billion last year— twice its cost in 2008.. The food stamp program has long been the center of political wrangling in Washington, with elective officials debating it virtually endlessly.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 1 Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    MIAMI, United States- U.S Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will participate in a moderated conversation hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and Miami Dade College. ATHENS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the Georgia Law Review Symposium- 1420 GMT.

  • Atlantic City rejected by voters on new Monopoly games Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    Atlantic City is where the Monopoly board game began, but voters in a global contest to pick cities for new editions of the 80- year-old game have turned their attention elsewhere. According to results released Thursday— the 80th birthday of Monopoly— Atlantic City, whose streets provided the names for the game's squares when it was created in 1935, did not make...

  • Applications for US jobless aid barely rose last week Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits basically held steady last week, as the job market continues to outpace broader economic growth. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose slightly by 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 291,000. Jobless claims have been subdued for the past two...

  • Honda adds 105,000 vehicles to driver's air bag recall Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    Honda says it's the first recall of 2008 Pilots for potential problems with driver's air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. With the added vehicles, Honda has now recalled 5.5 million Honda and Acura cars and SUVs nationwide from the 2001 to 2011 model years because of the air bag problems. Honda says in documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators that it...

  • House, Senate panels adopt balanced-budget plans Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:29 AM ET

    Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, the House Budget Committee called off a vote on a plan to remove restrictions on additional defense dollars, a proposal to placate lawmakers intent on easing the pain for the Pentagon. The failure of the GOP- led committee to approve its budget blueprint as scheduled was unprecedented in recent memory.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to March 31 Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane speaks at the BizClub lunch- 1350 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will participate in an open hearing at the Riksdag Committee on Finance on the future development of cash handling- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- Germany's Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele to speak on "...

  • Galectin Therapeutics reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    NORCROSS, Ga. _ Galectin Therapeutics Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $3.7 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Norcross, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 17 cents. Keywords: Galectin Therapeutics, Earnings Report.

  • After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program. Microsoft has built a new web browser designed for the modern web and mobile devices to go with its new Windows 10 operating system that's coming later this year. "They want to be associated with something...

  • Less noticed: One of the companies where he served on the board, Florida timber company Rayonier Inc., faced a flurry of lawsuits not long before his exit. One case alleges that a plant in Georgia violated the Clean Water Act and contaminated the Altamaha River, and five other suits from investors contend the company made false and misleading statements that...

  • Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:01 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia- Florida border could lead to a catastrophic oil spill devastating to the crucial tourism industry. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposes opening up a stretch of the East Coast in its latest five-year plan,...