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US manufacturing slows as orders and hiring weaken
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. factories expanded last month at a weaker pace, with orders growing more slowly and hiring essentially flat....

Live in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida (AP) -- The wow factor for Miami's skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view....

US stock indexes extend slide in early trading
U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading Wednesday, extending losses from the day before. A report indicating that U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring last month weighed on the market. Oil prices rose....

US construction spending falls for second month in February
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. construction spending slipped for the second month in February, pulled down by a drop in single-family home building....

Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first-ever sanctions program to penalize overseas hackers who engage in cyber spying and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of that espionage, potentially including state-owned corporations in Russia and China....

US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong
DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market....

Survey: US businesses add 189k jobs in March
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The slowdown raises questions about how much of an impact falling oil prices, a stronger dollar and harsh winter weather have had on dampening economic growth....

Falling corn prices stalk Monsanto, sending 2Q profits lower
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company's best-selling biotech corn seeds....

Gloomy China, Japan data add to pressure for stimulus
BEIJING (AP) -- China and Japan reported gloomy industrial data Wednesday, adding to pressure on leaders of the world's second- and third-largest economies to launch new stimulus....

American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia - one year after the U.S. and European Union began imposing sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine....

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