NEW YORK, May 17- U.S. consumer sentiment rebounded in early May to the highest level in nearly six years, an encouraging sign after recent data that has suggested economic growth is cooling. We expect that this is going to be a very long and gradual recovery, "said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 28,000 to a seasonally adjusted 385,000, the highest level since November, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, March 20- A former hedge fund manager turned environmental activist who opposes the Keystone XL pipeline has waded into the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race, threatening to undermine a pledge by the two Democratic candidates to reject outside money.
*Postal Service says it loses $25 million each day. *Outcome for legislation uncertain in new Congress. The cash-strapped mail carrier that lost almost $16 billion in the past year, ran into its legal borrowing limit and defaulted twice on required payments to the federal government, now turns to the newly sworn-in Congress for help.
WASHINGTON, Dec 21- The National Rifle Association, the powerful U.S. gun lobby group, on Friday called for armed guards at every U.S. school and rejected the notion that curbs on weapons would protect children in the wake of last week's Connecticut school massacre.