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Business Applications for US unemployment aid plunge to 15-year low Applications for US unemployment aid plunge to 15-year low
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to the lowest level in 15 years last week, evidence that employers are laying off few workers despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth.
Business US economy barely grew in first quarter US economy barely grew in first quarter
The U.S. economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year, battered by a triple whammy of harsh weather, plunging exports and sharp cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.
Business Pending US home sales increase in March Pending US home sales increase in March
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, the third straight month of gains as housing heats up with the start of the spring buying season.
Business UAW reports 55 percent membership at VW plant in Tennessee UAW reports 55 percent membership at VW plant in Tennessee
The United Auto Workers union has 816 members at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, or about 55 percent of the total blue collar work force, according the union's latest disclosure with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Business Fiat Chrysler sees gains in both North America, Europe Fiat Chrysler sees gains in both North America, Europe
Higher sales of the Jeep Renegade small SUV and Chrysler 200 midsize sedan in North America along with modest growth in Europe pushed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV back to profit in the first quarter, the newly formed carmaker said Wednesday.