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US consumers increased their borrowing by $11.6 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers increased their borrowing in January at the slowest pace in more than a year with borrowing on credit cards actually declining for the second time in the last three months....

Solid US jobs report: 295K positions added; rate at 5.5 pct.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace in 17 years. Yet the strong job gains did little to raise wages last month....

Apple boots AT&T from Dow Jones industrial average
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple is in. AT&T is out....

3 reasons Apple's watch will _ or won't _ change the game
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company's iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same?...

Greeks still hope for change despite government's stumble
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Cleaning ladies who have waged Greece's longest-running anti-austerity protest have camped outside a finance ministry building in Athens for nearly two years with one goal - getting their state-paid jobs back....

US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks dropped sharply on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs survey raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report....

Euro drops toward parity with dollar
LONDON (AP) -- The euro's value against the dollar keeps dropping, and it could soon reach parity with the dollar for the first time in 13 years....

Strategy shift for Wisconsin unions after right-to-work vote
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate who built his reputation on limiting the power of public-sector unions four years ago, plans to quickly sign a right-to-work bill after the Assembly passed it Friday at the end of an all-night session....

FDA approves first lower-cost biotech drug
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Friday approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug in the U.S., a long-awaited milestone that could save billions for insurers, doctors and patients....

US trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct. to $41.8 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit in January dropped sharply as both exports and imports fell....

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US consumers increased their borrowing by $11.6 billion

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Euro drops toward parity with dollar

Solid US jobs report: 295K positions added; rate at 5.5 pct.

US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

Unemployment rate for US teenagers plunged in February

Lew tells Congress of emergency measures to avoid debt limit

Prospect of higher interest rates sends stocks, bonds lower

Restaurants and bars drove US job growth in February

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