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Opportunity index hits record high

Feb 16, 2012
Regardless of positive spin, the housing picture in the U.S. is less than rosy.

Kellogg buys Pringles for $2.7 billion

Feb 15, 2012
The breakfast cereal king takes a shot at owning the between-meal-eating category as well.

$5-per-gallon gas?

Feb 14, 2012
It's only February and gas prices are already on the rise. At the current trajectory, summer could bring record highs at the pump.

Getting vets working again

Feb 13, 2012
With employment at 13 percent for U.S. veterans, big companies are starting initiatives to get them back to work in civilian life.

Consumer sentiment slips

Feb 10, 2012
Macroeconomic signs point to a brighter future, but average Americans are still struggling with the basics.

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Low job ‘churn’ hurting economic recovery

Feb 8, 2012
Risk-averse Americans are less and less willing to quit their jobs in pursuit of a better fit.

U.S. edging toward energy independence

Feb 7, 2012
Thanks to new domestic sources and tough mileage standards, America is producing 81 percent of its own energy, according to a new report.

Hasbro profits fall, board games blamed

Feb 6, 2012
Americans may be buying fewer board games, but we’re still spending tons on “toys.”