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No Chicken, No Cafes: Egyptians Scrimp As Prices Leap

FINANCE | By Mariam Fam | Dec 3
Struggling to cope with price increases, some Egyptians are scrimping on meals, buying used clothes or considering moving their children to cheaper schools. Even the better off are feeling the pinch.

Luxury Goods Market Hampered by Terror Threats, U.S. Election

FINANCE | By Colleen Barry | Oct 22
The terror threat in Europe, a strong dollar and uncertainty over the U.S. presidential elections have eroded the confidence of the globe's big-spenders, holding luxury purchases flat in 2016.

Will Boom in Loans at Retailers, Manufacturers Turn to Bust?

FINANCE | By Bernard Condon | Oct 1
They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers. Not one has "bank" in its name, but they are all big lenders, and getting bigger by the day.

Why It Matters: Jobs

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Sep 29
Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.

With Economic Outlook Hazy, Fed Likely to Leave Rates Alone

FINANCE | By Martin Crutsinger | Sep 20
Again and again in recent months, the Federal Reserve has signaled that it's edging closer to resuming the interest-rate hikes it began in December. It just doesn't seem to be there quite yet.

Americans Got Raise Last Year for First Time Since 2007

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber and Jesse Holland | Sep 14
Americans finally got a raise last year after eight years of stagnating incomes.

Asian Stocks Slump, Pound Slides on Worries About UK Economy

FINANCE | By Youkyung Lee | Jul 7
Asian stock markets slumped on Wednesday while the British pound hit a new 31-year low. Investors worried about the effect of Britain's decision to leave the European Union on the U.K. real estate market following the Bank of England governor's remarks.

Rosy Economic Averages Bypass Many in U.S.

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Jun 12
There is a tale of two Americas: The one that national averages indicate has all but recovered from the Great Recession, and the one lost in the statistics.

As Hunger Mounts, Venezuelans Turn to Trash for Food

FINANCE | By Fabiola Sanchez | Jun 11
Venezuela's poverty had eased during the administration of the late President Hugo Chavez. But a study by three leading Caracas universities found that 76 percent of Venezuelans are now under the poverty line.

Already Hurting for Doctors, Louisiana Could Lose Even More

FINANCE | By Melinda Deslatte | Jun 5
Bahnsen Miller understands the challenges - and the damages - of Louisiana's budget woes firsthand. You can't ignore them if you've been in one of the state's doctor training programs, constantly at risk of calamity.

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