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UNDER THE HOOD: An extraordinary look at what's going on in the US economy right now

Economic growth over the last few years has been just so-so, though GDP is still growing about 2% annually.<p>Meanwhile, the labor market is on fire, with the economy adding more jobs in 2014 than any year since 1999.<p>But under the hood of the economy, we can see that consumer spending isn't as poor as …

Markets no longer believe 'it' will happen in September

Not anymore.<p>On Wednesday, we got the minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting. The details put out a mixed assessment of the economic conditions necessary for the first rate hike in a decade.<p>And now, after relative confidence that it could be next month, markets are getting more doubtful …

Markets

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Is Apple really one of the Dow's biggest losers?

“Apple is biggest superstar stock to collapse.”<p>That was the headline, accompanied by a stock fever chart of the “past few months,” of a Matt Krantz …

Investments heat up online news sector

Money is flowing into digital news ventures at an unprecedented pace, as investors anticipate an accelerating shift away from traditional media, and new ways to generate revenue from news.<p>BuzzFeed made news this past week with a $200 million capital injection from Comcast's NBCUniversal, and with …

Media Industry

Emerging economies let currencies slide to stay competitive

The currencies of emerging nations in Asia have especially suffered in recent weeks from market speculation that the US Federal Reserve will lift interest rates this year -- possibly as soon as September.<p>According to Societe Generale analyst Kit Juckes, those countries "fear a resumption of …