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Economy hits speed bumps as growth slows, jobless claims rise

April 29th, 2011 4:54 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON Two new snapshots of the economy, one showing a sharp slowdown in first-quarter economic output and the other a surge in weekly unemployment claims, underscored the fragility of the recovery, its vulnerability to global shocks and the still-lo

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Facebook launches deals program, rivals Groupon

April 26th, 2011 4:41 am by Associated Press

What happens when you cross the world's largest social network with one of the hottest business models in e-commerce? Facebook wants to find out.Facebook is launching a deals program Tuesday in five U.S. cities, following on the popularity of Groupon and

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How S&P's warning could actually help U.S. debt

April 24th, 2011 6:47 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK A warning from Standard & Poor's that mounting debts put the U.S. government's credit rating at risk blindsided markets last Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average lost more than 240 points in the morning before recovering. It was the worst on

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