Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Economy Grew At A 1.3 Percent Annual Rate In The Second Quarter

The economy grew at a 1.3 percent annual rate in the second quarter, helped by exports and spending on services, a report from the Commerce Department also showed. The revised rise in gross domestic product compares with a 1 percent … Continue reading

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U.S. Jobs Market And High Long-Term Unemployment

High long-term unemployment is testing politicians and central bankers to the utmost as the impact of a shortfall in demand is amplified by an aging population, a mismatch of skills and inadequate efforts to get people back to work. That’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Stocks Trade Rose, Sending The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index Higher

U.S. stocks trade rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index higher for the fourth time in five days, as economic data eased concern about a slowdown and Germany approved changes to a European bailout fund. Bank of America Corp. … Continue reading

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Trade of Crude Oil, Silver and Gold Commodities

Crude Oil, Silver, Gold; what’s next in the EuroZone helped the USD recover earlier loses and pressured commodities. Precious metals resumed their downward move, following yesterday’s bounce, and have extended that sell-off in after hours trade. Gold futures fell 2.1% … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Services, Jared Short In The New Position

In this role, Jared’s responsibilities will grow to include leadership of Regence’s health insurance company operations across its four states – Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, Regence BlueShield in Washington, Asuris … Continue reading

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Small Businesses And Buffett Tax

Warren Buffett had everyone crunching the numbers this past week with his claim that he pays more in taxes than his secretary, and that millionaires need to their fair share in taxes. This assertion prompted President Obama to propose the … Continue reading

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Republicans Ask Federal Reserve To Resist New Efforts To Boost Economy

Republican leaders of the House and Senate are urging Federal Reserve policymakers against taking further steps to lower interest rates. On the eve of the Fed’s two-day policy meeting, the leaders sent a letter to Chairman Ben Bernanke warning that … Continue reading

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