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Euro falls in the wake of Italian Prime Minister Monti’s resignation announcement

As fiscal cliff talks continue in the U.S., the announcement this week that Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti will resign in the next few days forced the euro into a two-week low and further plunged the world’s economy into uncertainty. … Continue reading

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Business travel news: Economic factors and lower business confidence to blame for slow growth says U. S. Travel Association

While Americans traveled more in 2012 than they did the year before, in business travel news, the U.S. Travel Association reports that slow growth is to be expected in U.S. travel due to unstable economic factors and lower business confidence. … Continue reading

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Black Friday sales trends 2012 vs Black Friday 2011: Thanksgiving hours add boost

If this year’s Black Friday sales are any indication of a recovering economy, then the U.S. is on its way up. Statistics this year are skewed, however, due to extended shopping hours with record sales starting on Thanksgiving Day. The … Continue reading

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The CPI rise and modest inflation prove economy is slowly growing

The consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.3 percent in March 2012, reflecting the fact that inflation has slowed and the economy is easing toward growth. Changes in the CPI are used as the basis for monetary policy, making changes … Continue reading

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Economy: Q1 earnings and jobs report — A downshift in economic recovery?

The road to economic recovery is full of peaks and dips, as evidenced by the recent jobs report and the first sprinklings of Q1 earnings reports. Though the economy gained jobs in March, job growth was not as high as … Continue reading

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