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What A Recession Does to Your Money

FINANCE | By Stan Choe | Feb 14
The temptation to sell everything and get out of stocks can be costly. Following every past recession, stocks have eventually gone on to recover their losses - and then climb higher.

U.S. Retail Sales Rise as Consumers Shrug Off Stock Price Drop

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Feb 13
U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.

Jobs Report Helps Ease Concerns A Recession Might Be Nearing

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Feb 6
U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two.

Russians Flock to Stores to Pre-empt Price Rises

FINANCE | By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Dec 17
As the government considered ways to ease the selling pressure on the ruble, which has slid 15 percent in just two days and raised fears of a bank run, many Russians were buying cars and home appliances - in some cases in record numbers.

Study: Hotter Days in US Mean Less Cold Cash

FINANCE | By Seth Borenstein | Dec 16
Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics.

White House Swings Behind Huge $1.1T Spending Bill

FINANCE | By David Espo and Andrew Taylor | Dec 12
House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending.

As Beef Prices Rise, Cattle Herds Go Missing in Idaho

FINANCE | By Keith Ridler | Dec 11
More than 150 cattle valued at about $350,000 have been reported missing in southeastern Idaho, and authorities suspect modern-day cattle rustling as beef prices have soared.

Policy Snags Hold Up $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 10
Ahead of Congress' midnight Thursday deadline, snags caused by policy differences are holding up a $1.1 trillion, government-wide spending bill.

US Stocks Move Lower, Following Global Declines

FINANCE | Dec 10
U.S. stocks are sharply lower in midday trading following a slump in global markets.

Seeming Paradox: Jobs Added While Unemployment Rises

FINANCE | Mar 9
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, a respectable gain that nearly matched the average monthly increase for the past two years. Yet the unemployment rate rose to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent.

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