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Lew: Lower oil boost to economy

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:45am
He said the decline is "like a tax cut to the economy" and praised U.S. oil production as a "great success story."
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Durbin: 'Odious provision' would boost Wall St.

POLITICO - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:43am
He slams a measure in the spending bill that would roll back parts of Dodd-Frank.
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DIY burials, payday loans for kids

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:42am
The tight financial conditions faced by Brits were highlighted again this week with reports on how young people are using payday loans.
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US jobless claims fall

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:41am
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a strengthening labor market.
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Import prices in largest drop in 2-1/2 yrs

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:36am
U.S. import prices recorded their biggest decline in nearly 2-1/2 years in November as the cost of petroleum products tumbled.
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US retail sales signal brisk spending

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:30am
U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost.
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DealBook 2014: Live from the conference

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:28am
The New York Times' DealBook 2014 conference features speakers including Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink.
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Maybe not a merry Christmas for Goldman

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:09am
Goldman Sachs had the worst negative return out of the major investment banks when high yield bonds cracked.
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Gen Y women boast financial savvy

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:00am
Millennial women are more educated, wealthy and independent, so advisors should roll out the red carpet for them.
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Torture psychologist rips report: 'Plain not true'

POLITICO - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:58am
"It's a bunch of hooey," James Mitchell tells Reuters.
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Dems balk at spending bill

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:47am
Democrats objected to some provisions tucked into a $1.1 trillion spending bill, keeping the risk of a shutdown alive.
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Avoid these U.S. flu hotspots

CNN - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:32am
Imagine being able to predict when the flu might strike your town, a bit like how meteorologists predict when a storm is heading your way. That's exactly what infectious disease experts at Columbia University are doing.
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Apple goes on offensive in antitrust trial

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:26am
Apple went on the offensive with its own witnesses in the ongoing antitrust trial over the iPod.
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We need more babies! This is a problem

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:00am
The birth rate is at an all-time low and that's killing the economy. Here's who's to blame, says Jake Novak.
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Lululemon beats estimates

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:41am
Canadian yogawear chain Lululemon Athletica reported a better-than-expected profit, helped by a rise in online sales.
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ECB lending meets estimates

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:08am
The uptake of a low-rate loan program by the European Central Bank (ECB) managed to meet market expectations on Thursday.
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The world's most powerful chef hangs up his apron

POLITICO - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:02am
Will Sam Kass' departure imperil Michelle Obama's food agenda?
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Russia central bank hikes rates as ruble tanks

CNBC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:55am
The Central Bank of Russia raised interest rates by 100 basis points on Thursday in an effort to support the ruble.
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Republicans seek to cripple IRS

POLITICO - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:33am
The GOP's moves will gut the tax agency, advocates warn.
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