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Emotional distress tied to weapon use for teens By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Even though a wide range of social and economic factors may influence whether teens get involved with weapons, two things appear to increase the odds for white, black and Hispanic youth alike emotional distress and subs
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 6:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses WASHINGTON (AP) Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Depart
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 6:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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President Barack Obama takes victory lap on economy WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy and jab at the Republicans vying for his job.
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 6:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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For Coke and Pepsi, Super Bowl is market share play Coca-Cola Co , PepsiCo and other consumer-facing companies spending big bucks to advertise during Sunday's Super Bowl football extravaganza will be making a play for more market share to offset a slow economy and less overseas revenue. In the year si
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EU sanctions on Russia at risk without Ukraine reforms: Denmark By Robin Emmott AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Ukraine must uphold its part of a peace deal with Russia by modernizing the country or risk a collapse of support for EU sanctions against Moscow, Denmark's foreign minister said on Friday. The European Union is
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 5:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Tighter credit counters U.S. job market gains, dimming Fed rate hike chances A lower U.S. unemployment rate in January and a rise in wages suggests the economy is resisting a global slowdown, but tighter credit conditions and slower hiring are seen reducing the chances of another Federal Reserve interest rate rise in March. While
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Russia's luxury flagship store turns to Chinese spenders By Olga Sichkar and Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - Framed by Swarovski crystal figurines and crocodile skin-clad smart phones, sales promotions at Moscow's exclusive TsUM department store are being publicized in two languages: Russian, of course, and
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 4:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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US jobless rate falls to 4.9% but hiring slowed in January The US unemployment rate eased to an eight-year low of 4.9 percent but hiring slowed in January, fresh evidence of the US economy hitting a soft patch. There were some signs of modest strength, with the unemployment rate hitting its lowest level since Feb
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 3:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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US trade deficit grows in 2015 as exports weaken The US trade deficit grew in 2015 as exports fell for the first time since the recession amid a slowing global economy, while the gap with China hit a record. The US trade shortfall in goods and services widened 4.6 percent from a year ago to $531.5 billi
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 3:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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US added just 151k jobs in Jan.; unemployment at 4.9 pct. WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pay, more people felt confident enough to look for work and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent,
Yahoo! News | Feb 5, 2016 3:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend