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  • US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation's finances. The deficit fell partly because revenue jumped 16 percent to $216 billion, the Treasury Department said in its monthly budget report Thursday.

  • Another profitable quarter, Rite Aid breaks out Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    Rite Aid has left the recovery ward and appears ready to break into a sprint after booking its sixth straight quarterly profit and making a deal to strengthen the drugstore chain's foothold in the burgeoning health clinic market.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US Budget Deficit Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Treasury Department reports on the federal budget deficit for March. SMALLER GAP: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the deficit narrowed to $36 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month a year ago. Spending by the Defense Department fell $7 billion and the cost of unemployment benefits dropped $2 billion.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:26 AM ET

    Democrats countered with a plan that would leave Obama's health care plan and rapidly growing health programs like Medicare intact, relying on $1.5 trillion in tax hikes over the coming decade to bring deficits down to sustainable but still-large levels in the $600 billion range.

  • April 9- Younger investors may have drawn the right conclusion about the great financial crisis- that they were scammed- but their defensive reaction will simply add self-inflicted wounds to existing injuries.

  • OTTAWA, April 8- With the crushing defeat suffered by the Parti Quebecois in Monday's provincial election, Canadians are once again wondering aloud whether voters have finally buried the decades-old nationalist dream of an independent Quebec.

  • Carter, Dole spouses join military families effort Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are getting a dose of high-profile support for their nationwide effort to help military families. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's wife at the White House on Friday to help call attention to the millions of people who care for ill or wounded service members and veterans.

  • *Defaulters Ecuador, Greece prepare bonds; Pakistan, Zambia raise 10- yr cash. *After Q1 bond issuance tops $100 bln, second wave of riskier emerging credits.

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that on average, reimbursement for such Medicare Advantage plans in 2015 would rise 0.4 percent, reversing what is said was a 1.9 percent average reduction proposed in February.

  • LIPPER AWARDS-How winning funds bank on dividends Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 21- The honeymoon for dividend stocks is over. While U.S. growth hasn't exactly been robust and interest rates haven't spiked significantly, the tide has turned so far this year with $1.2 billion in investor outflows from equity-income funds, notes Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Americas research for Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company.

  • AARP launches travel site for growing 50-plus set Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    AARP has entered the crowded online travel field, hoping to cater to retirees.

  • Borrowers took out $15.3 billion of the loans in 2013, an increase of 20 percent from the year before, according to industry publication Inside Mortgage Finance. But at this stage, most bigger lenders are uncomfortable with the loans- for example, in 2011, Wells Fargo& Co and Bank of America backed out of the business.

  • TORONTO, March 13- Toronto-Dominion Bank hopes to expand its U.S. wealth management business, targeting a million people with at least $100,000 in liquid assets who already are customers of its growing U.S. retail bank, said a senior executive of Canada's second-largest lender.

  • Several insurers, including Molina Healthcare, which administer health plans for California's Medicaid program for the poor are asking states to step in and pay for Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi, a drug that costs $84,000 per patient.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- When he releases his budget proposal on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will be able to celebrate the smallest deficit since he took office in 2009. He also will be able to enjoy a cease-fire in the fiscal battles that have paralyzed Washington for the past three years.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- When he releases his budget proposal on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will be able to celebrate the smallest deficit since he took office in 2009. He also will be able to enjoy a cease-fire in the fiscal battles that have paralyzed Washington for the past three years.

  • *Shares of U.S. health insurers rise, Humana up 9 pct. Feb 24- U.S. health insurers including Humana Inc said on Monday that the government's proposed cuts to privately run Medicare programs appear to represent a funding decline of around 4 percent, less than the possible cuts of 7 percent or deeper that analysts had been expecting.

  • Feb 21- The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- After taking a hammering during the last recession, the U.S. birth rate is expected to begin to recover in the next two years, demographers say. Major rivals, such as Gap Inc and Gymboree Co., rely more on their own stores in malls.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 19- Some Americans may question whether a college education is still a good value, but a recent study found most young college graduates see their degrees as worthwhile investments. The same Pew Research poll found that the earnings gap between young people with and without college degrees was the widest in nearly 50 years.

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