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Articles in Global Business, Wholesale and Economy

U.S. economy grew at moderate 2.2 percent in fourth quarter of 2014

by The Associated Press (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) on

The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than previously believed, reflecting weaker business and a bigger trade deficit.... Read full article

25 Tools to Make Your Company Look Bigger Than it Is

by Christina Desmarais on

Appearance is everything with consumers, who may trust large companies more than smaller ones. These platforms, websites, and apps can help.... Read full article

Is the U.S. economy in danger of deflating?

by Anthony Mirhaydari on

Something unusual is happening. For the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, consumer prices are falling. Deflation, in a narrow but still dangerous sense, has come to the U.S.... Read full article

Strong U.S. dollar could hurt American economy

by Richmond Times Displatch on

The good news, if you're planning on taking a trip abroad, is that the dollar is on a tear. But the bad news, if you're planning on working in the United States, is that, well, the dollar is on a tear.... Read full article

Wal-Mart exec says retailer still committed to U.S manufacturing push

by Kim Souza on

There have been many executive changes at Wal-Mart Stores in recent months, including a new management team at the retailer’s mammoth U.S. division. And while some say all has seemed quiet on the retailer’s push to return manufacturing jobs to the... Read full article

World stocks stay near all-time high after Fed signals

by Marc Jones / Photo Credit: Reuters/Stringer/Remote on

World stocks stayed within reach of an all-time high on Wednesday as investors welcomed comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggesting that the U.S. central bank is in no rush raise interest rates.... Read full article

Home Depot rides the returning tide of U.S. economy

by Francine Kopun - AP Photo on

Home Depot, the world’s largest retailer, outdid Wall Street predictions on Tuesday, reporting higher sales, net earnings and dividends.... Read full article

U.S. home prices rise, service sector expands but consumer sentiment dips

by RYAN VLASTELICA AND MICHAEL CONNOR - (PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH) on

(Reuters) - U.S. home prices rose again in December and activity in the services sector expanded in February at its fastest pace since October, but a gauge of consumer confidence fell, according to reports published on Tuesday.... Read full article

Manufacturers return as Aussie dollar drops

by Tim Binsted (Photo: Louie Douvis) on

The weaker Australian dollar is starting to drive manufacturers back to Australia in a sign the economy is adjusting to a post-mining boom world, BlueScope Steel boss Paul O'Malley said. ... Read full article

A Record Year for American Exports, Further Proof of American Greatness

by Stefan M. Selig on

“The shadow of crisis has passed,” the President declared in his State of the Union two weeks ago, and the export data we released today goes to the heart of that very point.... Read full article

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