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Business German downturn casts shadow over world economy German downturn casts shadow over world economy
As if the global economy didn't have enough troubles, it looks like Germany, Europe's traditional growth engine, risks falling into recession - or growth so weak it holds back the entire euro currency union's weak recovery.
Business U.S. wholesale stockpiles climbed 0.7 percent in August U.S. wholesale stockpiles climbed 0.7 percent in August
U.S. wholesale companies restocked their warehouses in August at the fastest pace since April, led by big increases in computers, lumber and furniture. But wholesale sales fell by the most since January.
Business Finance officials face global economy under threat Finance officials face global economy under threat
Though braced by a resurgent United States, the global economy is under threat from other regions - from Europe and Latin America to China and Japan - where growth is stalling and prospects remain dim.
Business Service without a smile: why airlines aren't nice Service without a smile: why airlines aren't nice
Passengers cherish Virgin America for its mood lighting, live TV, fancy cocktails and friendly flight attendants. That nice-guy approach to air travel wins awards and attracts a cult following, but may not fly with Wall Street.
Business Report: Federal budget deficit falls to $486 billion
The federal government's budget deficit has fallen to $486 billion, the smallest pool of red ink of President Barack Obama's six-year span in office, a new report said Wednesday.
Business Holiday retail sales forecast to rise by 4.1 percent Holiday retail sales forecast to rise by 4.1 percent
Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.
Business Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.
Business IMF trims forecast for global economic growth IMF trims forecast for global economic growth
The International Monetary Fund slightly lowered its outlook for global economic growth this year and next, mostly because of weaker expansions in Japan, Latin America and Europe.