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  • Good news! Jobless queue shortens, growth upgraded Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A Ford worker performs a seat install on a 2014 Ford F-150 truck at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, in Dearborn, Michigan.

    U.S. jobless claims slid below the critical 300,000 level, and the economy grew at a quicker pace than estimated last quarter.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:16 a.m. EDT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but still at low levels From anti-finance crusader to pro-business: France's Hollande shifts stance as economy lags Abercrombie tops 2 Q net income expectations, misses revenue forecasts As fighting continues in Ukraine, global stock markets retreat while gold gets a boost Dollar General meets 2 Q net income expectations, misses revenue forecasts India launches initiative to open millions of zero-balance bank accounts for the poor Alibaba discloses revenue growth is picking up again as Chinese company prepares for big IPO 3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Spain's Telefonica raises offer to Vivendi for Brazilian operator GVT to $9.82 bln German unemployment rate up slightly to 6.7 percent with 2.90 million jobless

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:14 a.m. EDT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but still at low levels From anti-finance crusader to pro-business: France's Hollande shifts stance as economy lags Abercrombie tops 2 Q net income expectations, misses revenue forecasts As fighting continues in Ukraine, global stock markets retreat while gold gets a boost Dollar General meets 2 Q net income expectations, misses revenue forecasts India launches initiative to open millions of zero-balance bank accounts for the poor Alibaba discloses revenue growth is picking up again as Chinese company prepares for big IPO 3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Spain's Telefonica raises offer to Vivendi for Brazilian operator GVT to $9.82 bln German unemployment rate up slightly to 6.7 percent with 2.90 million jobless

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:07 a.m. EDT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but still at low levels From anti-finance crusader to pro-business: France's Hollande shifts stance as economy lags Abercrombie tops 2 Q net income expectations, misses revenue forecasts Dollar General meets 2 Q net income expectations, misses revenue forecasts India launches initiative to open millions of zero-balance bank accounts for the poor Alibaba discloses revenue growth is picking up again as Chinese company prepares for big IPO Global stocks muted ahead of US growth revision, Qantas surges on separation 3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Spain's Telefonica raises offer to Vivendi for Brazilian operator GVT to $9.82 bln German unemployment rate up slightly to 6.7 percent with 2.90 million jobless

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but still at low levels From anti-finance crusader to pro-business: France's Hollande shifts stance as economy lags Dollar General meets 2 Q net income expectations, misses revenue forecasts India launches initiative to open millions of zero-balance bank accounts for the poor Alibaba discloses revenue growth is picking up again as Chinese company prepares for big IPO Global stocks muted ahead of US growth revision, Qantas surges on separation 3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Spain's Telefonica raises offer to Vivendi for Brazilian operator GVT to $9.82 bln German unemployment rate up slightly to 6.7 percent with 2.90 million jobless Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year reflecting fleet write downs and competition

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:39 a.m. EDT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but still at low levels From anti-finance crusader to pro-business: France's Hollande shifts stance as economy lags India launches initiative to open millions of zero-balance bank accounts for the poor Alibaba discloses revenue growth is picking up again as Chinese company prepares for big IPO Global stocks muted ahead of US growth revision, Qantas surges on separation 3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Spain's Telefonica raises offer to Vivendi for Brazilian operator GVT to $9.82 bln German unemployment rate up slightly to 6.7 percent with 2.90 million jobless Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year reflecting fleet write downs and competition 10 things to know about corporate inversions

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:34 a.m. EDT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but still at low levels From anti-finance crusader to pro-business: France's Hollande shifts stance as economy lags India launches initiative to open millions of zero-balance bank accounts for the poor Alibaba discloses revenue growth is picking up again as Chinese company prepares for big IPO Global stocks muted ahead of US growth revision, Qantas surges on separation 3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Spain's Telefonica raises offer to Vivendi for Brazilian operator GVT to $9.82 bln German unemployment rate up slightly to 6.7 percent with 2.90 million jobless Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year reflecting fleet write downs and competition 10 things to know about corporate inversions

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:28 a.m. EDT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but still at low levels India launches initiative to open millions of zero-balance bank accounts for the poor Alibaba discloses revenue growth is picking up again as Chinese company prepares for big IPO Global stocks muted ahead of US growth revision, Qantas surges on separation 3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Spain's Telefonica raises offer to Vivendi for Brazilian operator GVT to $9.82 bln German unemployment rate up slightly to 6.7 percent with 2.90 million jobless Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year reflecting fleet write downs and competition 10 things to know about corporate inversions SEC requires sellers of loan-backed securities to give details on borrowers' risk

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:10 a.m. EDT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:10 AM ET

    India launches initiative to open millions of zero-balance bank accounts for the poor Alibaba discloses revenue growth is picking up again as Chinese company prepares for big IPO Global stocks muted ahead of US growth revision, Qantas surges on separation 3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Spain's Telefonica raises offer to Vivendi for Brazilian operator GVT to $9.82 bln German unemployment rate up slightly to 6.7 percent with 2.90 million jobless Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year reflecting fleet write downs and competition 10 things to know about corporate inversions SEC requires sellers of loan-backed securities to give details on borrowers' risk Dominican Republic lawmakers back park in area where Canadian company seeks to mine

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5 a.m. EDT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    India launches initiative to open millions of zero-balance bank accounts for the poor Alibaba discloses revenue growth is picking up again as Chinese company prepares for big IPO Global stocks muted ahead of US growth revision, Qantas surges on separation 3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Spain's Telefonica raises offer to Vivendi for Brazilian operator GVT to $9.82 bln German unemployment rate up slightly to 6.7 percent with 2.90 million jobless Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year reflecting fleet write downs and competition 10 things to know about corporate inversions SEC requires sellers of loan-backed securities to give details on borrowers' risk Dominican Republic lawmakers back park in area where Canadian company seeks to mine

  • German unemployment ticks up slightly in August Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:51 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's Federal Labor Office says the country's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 6.7 percent in August as 30,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed. The office said Thursday there were 2.90 million people out of work in August overall, and as a result the unemployment rate inched 0.1 percentage point higher from July.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:51 a.m. EDT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:51 AM ET

    India launches initiative to open millions of zero-balance bank accounts for the poor Alibaba discloses revenue growth is picking up again as Chinese company prepares for big IPO Global stocks muted ahead of US growth revision, Qantas surges on separation 3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans German unemployment rate up slightly to 6.7 percent with 2.90 million jobless Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year reflecting fleet write downs and competition 10 things to know about corporate inversions SEC requires sellers of loan-backed securities to give details on borrowers' risk Dominican Republic lawmakers back park in area where Canadian company seeks to mine Philippine economy grows 6.4 percent in 2 Q, officials expect to hit 2014 target

  • US consumers get happier in Aug.: Conference Board Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Shoppers at Macy's flagship store in New York,  Aug. 16, 2014.

    U.S. consumers became more optimistic about the economy in August, according to the Conference Board.

  • US home prices slow down in June: S&P/Case-Shiller Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Home prices in leading U.S. metropolitan regions rose modestly last month, data from S&P/Case-Shiller showed on Tuesday.

  • US durables rocket to record high in July Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Workers assemble a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington.

    Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods surged in July to a record high thanks to a jump in aircraft purchases, government data showed on Tuesday.

  • Rhode Island benefits from improving US economy Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island, according to the state's top labor official. Now with a rate of 7.7 percent, Rhode Island moved out of last place and is tied with Michigan and Nevada, ahead of last place Mississippi and Georgia.

  • New US home sales slump to weakest since March Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    A cabinet specialist adjusts pantry doors at the Toll Brothers Jupiter Country Club housing development in Jupiter, Florida, Aug. 20, 2014.

    New U.S. single-family homes fell for a second straight month to their lowest level since March.

  • Service sector activity slows for 2nd straight month Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    A Gap employee folds clothes at a Gap Store in San Fransisco, California.

    The pace of growth in the U.S. services sector fell for a second straight month in August to its lowest level since May.

  • US economy expanding above trend: Chicago Fed Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A worker making parts for commercial coffee grinding equipment at the Modern Process Equipment manufacturing facility in Chicago.

    U.S. economic activity expanded at a rate above its historical trend, a gauge issued by the Chicago Federal Reserve said on Monday.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:49 p.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    Stocks edge lower as Ukraine tensions worsen; Investors consider Fed chief Yellen's speech Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult World's central bankers pursue sometimes conflicting policies as economic prospects diverge European Central Bank head: Governments must encourage hiring, reduce jobless rate Jackson Hole demonstrators press Yellen not to raise rates; Fed chair's staff to seek meeting Keurig, Kraft strike deal to bring Maxwell House, Gevalia coffee brands to at-home machines McDonald's names new US president; 2nd change in less than 2 years amid struggles Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Safety advocacy group asks government to investigate Chrysler stalling complaints