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US consumer spending inches up in March

US consumer spending inches up in March

U.S. consumers boosted their spending by a tiny amount in March as purchases of nondurable goods such as clothing offset a big fall in spending on autos and other durable goods
Published: 04/29/16
Eurozone economy regains size of 2008 but remains shaky

Eurozone economy regains size of 2008 but remains shaky

Official figures show that the eurozone economy grew by a quarterly rate of 0.6 percent in the first three months of year, a level of growth that means the single currency bloc has finally clawed back the ground lost during the recessions since 2008
Published: 04/29/16

US employment costs up modest 0.6 percent in first quarter

US employment costs up modest 0.6 percent in first quarter; wages rising at faster pace
Published: 04/29/16
Rovi buying TiVo in $1.1B cash-and-stock deal

Rovi buying TiVo in $1.1B cash-and-stock deal

Rovi buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion
Published: 04/29/16
Shipping containers offer welcome homes in Phoenix

Shipping containers offer welcome homes in Phoenix

A stack of shipping containers sitting in a lot in an industrial section of Phoenix has some developers thinking inside the box
Published: 04/29/16

Deal ends fight between solar firm, utility for now

A deal between the nation's largest solar company and Arizona's biggest utility announced Thursday means competing measures asking voters about how to treat rooftop solar power are being withdrawn
Published: 04/29/16
K-tel creator Philip Kives has died at age 87

K-tel creator Philip Kives has died at age 87

Philip Kives, the tireless TV pitchman whose commercials implored viewers to "wait, there's more!" while selling everything from vegetable slicers to hit music compilations on vinyl, has died at age 87.
Published: 04/29/16
High-speed rail board approves revised California plan

High-speed rail board approves revised California plan

The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project has approved the latest $64 billion business plan calling for trains to run from the Central Valley to the San Jose area starting in 2025
Published: 04/29/16

Former defense secretaries push for trade pact

Eight former defense secretaries are weighing in on a proposed free trade agreement, saying that passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is important to national security and that failure to pass it would damage America's credibility in Asia
Published: 04/28/16
How Amazon convinced you to pay up for shopping

How Amazon convinced you to pay up for shopping

Amazon's Prime subscription service is on a roll
Published: 04/28/16