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Business Gauge of US economy rises 0.2 percent in March Gauge of US economy rises 0.2 percent in March
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy slowly crept upward for the third straight month, a sign that the pace of growth has been weakening since the start of 2015.
Business Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor
President Barack Obama pushed back Friday against Democrats who oppose a bipartisan accord on trade, dismissing their stand as a "ratification of the status quo" that would give countries like China a leg up on global commerce.
Business Citigroup slims down, boosts profits Citigroup slims down, boosts profits
Citigroup kept a lid on costs and that helped boost its bottom line last quarter. The big bank continues to slim down following the financial crisis.
Business Goldman Sachs' earnings soar on trading, deal fees Goldman Sachs' earnings soar on trading, deal fees
Goldman Sachs posted a big jump in first-quarter net income Thursday as its investment banking unit logged its best quarter since the financial crisis. Higher fees from trading bonds and currencies also helped.
Business Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers
The Fight for $15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice.
Business Fed survey finds U.S. economy growing at moderate pace Fed survey finds U.S. economy growing at moderate pace
The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace from mid-February through the end of March although the harsh winter, the rising value of the dollar and a big plunge in oil prices were having adverse effects on some industries, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.