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Geithner delays exchange rate report

Apr 5, 2010
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced he would be delaying his report on exchange rate policies due April 15. The biannual report, first...
Posted In: China, Geithner

Apple sells more than 300,000 iPads on Saturday

Apr 5, 2010
Tech giant Apple has announced it sold over 300,000 of its new tablet computer in the U.S. on Saturday. In a statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said...
Posted In: apple, iPad

Housing barometer shows strong signs for spring

Apr 5, 2010
Data from the National Association of Realtors may indicate a positive change for housing --- its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements...
Posted In: Housing, real estate

CPSC, HUD tell homeowners to remove Chinese drywall

Apr 5, 2010
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and Consumer Product Safety Commission are telling homeowners this week to rid their homes of...
Posted In: drywall

FAA: Pilots can take antidepressants

Apr 2, 2010
The Federal Aviation Administration is set to begin a new policy Monday that will allow some pilots to take antidepressants. The FAA says the...

GM's March sales in China zoom past U.S.

Apr 2, 2010
General Motors' March sales in China hit a record high. GM said it sold 230,048 vehicles in China, a 68% boost. In the U.S., the automaker sold 189...

Census boosts March jobs

Apr 2, 2010
Employers added 162,000 workers to payrolls in March, which is the largest gain since March 2007. The jobs numbers were bolstered by temporary...

California isn't 'Greece of the U.S.'

Apr 1, 2010
California and Greece may both be associated with overwhelming debts, but California's debts are outperforming Greece's bonds, according to a...
Posted In: california, debt, Greece

U.S. gov't sets new fuel-efficency standards

Apr 1, 2010
The federal government has released new, tougher gas mileage standards for trucks and cars. The Transportation Department and Environmental...

Construction spending hits eight-year low

Apr 1, 2010
U.S. Commerce Department figures released today (PDF) show that February construction spending has hit its lowest point since 2002, a reminder that...



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