• UK economy picking up speed - Bank of England

    Britain's economic recovery is gaining momentum but Bank of England policymakers held different views about the amount of slack in the economy and the medium-term inflation outlook, minutes from their April 9 meeting showed. The Bank expects the economy grew by 1 percent in the first three months…

    • Grimes criticizes McConnell over jobs comment

      FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A local newspaper story that quoted Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell as saying it is "not my job" to bring employment to a struggling Kentucky county has unleashed yet another round of feuding in one of the country's most competitive Senate races.

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        • States Where the Most Kids Go Hungry

          According to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 49 million people in the United States lived in households struggling to find enough food to eat. Nearly 16 million are children, who are far ...

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          • Is it time to freak out about housing?

            The recent reports on housing don’t look good. But fundamentals are in place for improving activity.

            • Troubling Trend: Fewer High School Grads Are Choosing College

              After surging during the recession, college enrollment is down as high school graduates appear to be choosing work over school.

              • Potential Hurdles in Portugal ETF Recovery

                While conditions in the Eurozone are improving, Portuguese stocks and the related exchange traded fund are still showing signs of volatility. Portugal has come a long way since the Eurozone financial crisis, ...

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                • Greece reaches milestone, opens way for assistance

                  BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece has reached a major financial milestone that its creditors demanded as a precondition for being granted more debt relief, the European Commission said Wednesday.

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                  • Where Are The Jobs That Are Being Created And How Do You Find Them?

                    While it may not feel like a robust recovery, jobs are being created, but the question is where are they? Lindsay Stanton, chief client officer for the Job Search Television Network, as well as www.Digi-Me.com has the answers.

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                      • The 'Mismatch' Theory of Unemployment Meets Its Match in Goldman Sachs

                        Chief Economist Jan Hatzius finds no evidence that people are out of work because they don't have the skills to fill available jobs

                        • Spain's GDP grows at fastest rate in six years

                          Spain's central bank said Thursday the country's gross domestic product grew by 0.4 percent for the first three months of the year, the fastest rate in six years. The Spanish economy was growing slowly, helped largely by increased consumer spending and corporate investment, according to the Bank of…

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                          • Jobless claims' 4-week average creeps up

                            The four-week average of applications, a less volatile number, rose 4,750 to 316,750.

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                            • 5 Reasons Why Girls (and Boys) Should Consider a Career in IT

                              Having worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, and been the only female in the room on many occasions, I can say with some certainty that we haven't yet resolved the challenge of attracting an equal balance of men and women into the industry. For instance, we run a training course called…

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                              • Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

                                Oklahoma's oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling through the floor, testifying to the state's roaring recovery from the recession. But even though revenue ...

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                                • Investors worry about global economy: Here's why

                                  As the era of cheap money comes to a close, some fear that the global economic recovery could be at risk if interest rates rise too quickly.

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                                    • Is employment picking up in Memphis, Mid-South? - Memphis Business Journal

                                      New county data show positive trend in unemployment rate for Memphis area.

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                                      • When Inflation Is Too Low to Grow

                                        After delivering a speech to the Economic Club of New York last week, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen was asked how the Fed would react if the economy suddenly experienced a spike in inflation. Yellen made all the right assurances about the Federal Open Market Committee watching indicators…

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                                        • CHART OF THE DAY: The Fed's Feeling Pretty Confident About Its Outlook For Rates

                                          During the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates to help the economy claw its way back to growth. With the economy now humming and the unemployment rate coming down, everyone now wants to know when the Fed might begin raising rates and how high rates will be in the next few…

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                                          • An unemployed aid program could help millions. Why aren’t more states using it?

                                            One of the last drips of federal aid for unemployed workers will expire next summer -- and few people even know it exists. Under federal legislation passed in 2012, the program provides funding for states that allow workers who have been forced into part-time positions to receive unemployment…

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                                            • Good News: Wages Are Rising, and Inflation Is Still Low

                                              Wages are on the rise, and that’s good news for the U.S. workforce. Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there was a 3 percent increase in median usual weekly earnings of full-time American wage and salary workers in the first quarter of 2014 vs. a year earlier. That’s a genuine…

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                                              • New Home Sales Dive to 8-Month Low in March - DailyFinance

                                                WASHINGTON -- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dealing a setback to the housing market recovery. The Commerce Department said Wednesday sales dropped 14.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 units, declining for a…

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