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Business Black Friday special: Prison handicrafts (New) Black Friday special: Prison handicrafts
Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure - an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison.
Business European inflation dips again as energy costs tank (New) European inflation dips again as energy costs tank
A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.
Business U.S. orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent U.S. orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month.
Business U.S. economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in 3rd quarter U.S. economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in 3rd quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving the country its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade.
Business U.S. consumer confidence falls in November U.S. consumer confidence falls in November
U.S. consumer confidence fell in November following a big gain the previous month, as Americans became less bullish about the economy and jobs.
Business U.S. bank earnings up 7.3 percent in 3red quarter U.S. bank earnings up 7.3 percent in 3red quarter
U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and continued to lend out more money, which help drive up revenue.