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Energy prices, deficit, unemployment concern behind decline of investors' optimism

June 6th, 2011 4:29 am by Dennis Jacobe, Gallup Chief Economist

U.S. investor optimism declined in May, as the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index fell to 33 from 42 in February. The index's decline was driven by nonretirees, whose score fell to 24 in May from February's 35. Retirees' optimism wa

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No end in sight to construction's woes

June 6th, 2011 4:05 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that many economists downplayed Friday's disappointing jobs report, calling it a blip in a moderate recovery and blaming high gas prices and Japanese supply disruptions

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Android, Apple face growing cyberattacks

June 6th, 2011 3:53 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that cyberattacks that commonly had targeted computers are zapping smartphones and tablets, prompting security experts to urge Google and Apple to do more to slow their spread.

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Korean company's plans to build electric cars in three states stall

June 5th, 2011 6:51 pm by Associated Press

HONOLULU Korean electric car company CT&T made a splash in three states when it rolled shiny, tiny vehicles off big rigs and announced with smiling governors that it would hire hundreds of Americans to build them in new factories.

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Why to buy stock in companies that are spending cash

June 5th, 2011 6:46 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK Most companies are hoarding cash after two-plus years of cost-cutting. The members of the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 index are sitting on a record $960 billion in cash on their balance sheets. All told, companies now have more than 10 perce

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High gold prices prompt rise in jewelry thefts; law officials crack down on scrap gold businesses

June 4th, 2011 10:09 am by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT Margaret knew something was wrong as soon as she saw the broken latch on the back door. She used her cell phone to call police from her car, and soon found out she had become a victim of a home burglary, and the thieves had gone straight for he

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