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Positive jobs report lifts stocks

January 7, 2012 The stock market offered a reminder Friday that even if the U.S. job market is improving, there’s plenty to worry about elsewhere in the world. The unemployment rate fell in December to 8. more »»

Euro bashed on anniversary

December 31, 2011 PARIS (AP) — Just three years ago, the euro was being praised as the can-do currency that had delivered unprecedented prosperity in Europe. more »»

Stocks end 2011 flat after ups and downs

December 31, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended a tumultuous year right where it started. more »»

New home sales up in Nov.; headed for worst year ever

December 24, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought slightly more new homes in November, but 2011 will likely end up as the worst year for sales in history. The Commerce Department says new-home sales rose 1. more »»

Stocks close higher

December 24, 2011 Stocks closed higher Friday after a quiet, pre-holiday session that turned the S&P 500 index positive for the year. more »»

Durable goods orders up

December 24, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies’ demand for long-lasting manufactured goods rose by the largest amount in four months in November, driven by a jump in orders for planes. more »»

Oil price approaches $100/barrel

December 24, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices rose to near $100 a barrel Friday as worries over global security issues outweighed weak economic data in the U.S. Benchmark crude rose 21 cents to $9. more »»

Economy grew more slower in summer than thought

December 23, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the summer than previously thought because consumers spent less than the government had first estimated. more »»

Stocks close higher on better job news

December 23, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging economic reports pushed stocks higher Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61 points, its third gain in a row. more »»

Jobless applications drop to lowest mark in years

December 23, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to its lowest level since April 2008, extending a downward trend that shows the job market strengthening. more »»

Vulcan sues rival in takeover bid

December 23, 2011 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vulcan Materials has sued Martin Marietta in federal court, accusing the smaller gravel, sand and stone supplier of launching an illegal takeover attempt of Vulcan. more »»

Paul Green receives special certification

December 17, 2011 Paul T. Green, Pharm.D. and local Clinical Pharmacist, recently achieved Board Certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). more »»

Jobless aid applications fall to three-year low

December 15, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level since May 2008, a hopeful sign that layoffs are declining and hiring is picking up. more »»

VALU presents check to Salvation Army

December 15, 2011 This Holiday Season, VALU Home Centers will do its part to raise spirits at The Salvation Army. On Thursday morning at the VALU Home Center located at Elmwood and Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, N.Y. more »»

Stocks end session higher

December 15, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Investors shifted their attention from Europe to the U.S. on Thursday, pushing stocks slightly higher on good jobs and manufacturing reports. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 45. more »»

Trade deficit shrinks again

December 9, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October to its lowest point of the year after Americans bought fewer foreign cars and imported less oil. more »»

Stocks up on Europe budget deal

December 9, 2011 A deal to forge stronger ties between most of Europe’s economies sent stocks sharply higher Friday as hopes grew that the region is close to resolving its debt crisis. more »»

Small crop surplus likely to keep food prices high

December 9, 2011 ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. government barely changed its estimate for next year’s corn surplus, which is expected to stay small and keep high food prices high. more »»

Wal-Mart opens internal probe

December 9, 2011 BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart has opened an internal investigation to determine whether its overseas operations have complied with U.S. more »»

Unemployment rate falls to lowest since March 2009

December 3, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Small businesses and startups that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to . more »»

 
 

 

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