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President Barack Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on July 24, 2013. Obama is traveling to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., to kick off a series of speeches that will lay out his vision for rebuilding the economy.

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President Barack Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on July 24, 2013. Obama is traveling to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., to kick off a series of speeches that will lay out his vision for rebuilding the economy.

Obama’s Knox Redux: Returning to the Economy with Tools This Time

President Barack Obama is probably having an easier morning — technologically speaking — than he did the last time he gave a speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. In 2005, Obama, then a newly elected senator, was set to...

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Job seekers pick up fliers advertising jobs in Los Angeles, California.

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Job seekers pick up fliers advertising jobs in Los Angeles, California.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 44%

That’s how many Americans say it will be “a long time” before the national economy recovers, according to the Pew Research Center. That compares with 28 percent who say the economy is recovering and 26 percent who say it will...

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Commuters emerge from the Wall Street subway station in New York City.

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Commuters emerge from the Wall Street subway station in New York City.

CFOs Most Upbeat on Economy Since ’08: Survey

Chief financial officers in the U.S. are feeling the most positive about the economy since 2008, according to a survey conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The executives gave the U.S. economy an average score of 58 out of...

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A McDonald's burger.

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A McDonald's burger.

Look Out McDonald’s: Better Economy Means Gourmet Burgers

A strengthening economy may be a disadvantage for McDonald’s Corp. as consumers opt for gourmet burgers over Big Macs, according to Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro Research LLC. The world’s largest restaurant chain, whose second-quarter profit and revenue...

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A new home under construction stands at the Toll Brothers Inc. Cattail Overlook development in Glenelg, Maryland

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A new home under construction stands at the Toll Brothers Inc. Cattail Overlook development in Glenelg, Maryland

New-Home Stock About to Dry Up?

Unexpectedly weak data on residential construction from the Commerce Department today may mean the supply of new houses on the market is going to get very slim. That’s the conclusion reached by economists at Morgan Stanley in New York. The...

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A supporter of Barack Obama shows off the earrings she got in New York City before the start of an Obama campaign rally at the George Mason University campus on October 19, 2012 in Fairfax, Virginia.

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A supporter of Barack Obama shows off the earrings she got in New York City before the start of an Obama campaign rally at the George Mason University campus on October 19, 2012 in Fairfax, Virginia.

Women Defect: Obama Ratings Down

President Barack Obama’s favorable ratings are in negative territory, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out today that shows women voters souring on his performance in office. Women voters were key to Obama’s re-election in 2012, giving him 55 percent...

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Shoppers ride escalators in San Diego, California.

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Shoppers ride escalators in San Diego, California.

Economy in U.S. Hit Soft(er) Patch in 2Q as Wholesalers Pared Inventory

The nation’s wholesalers made strides in clearing out inventory in May. Their progress also portends even softer economic growth in the second quarter. Commerce Department figures today showed wholesale inventories unexpectedly fell 0.5 percent in May, the most since September...

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New Ford cars in Colma, California.

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New Ford cars in Colma, California.

Jobs Report Shows Auto Rebound

As trucks such as Ford’s F-150 and cars including Chevy’s Cruze are being driven off dealer lots at the fastest pace in more than five years, employment in the industry is along for the ride. More than 806,000 Americans were...

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