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A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps  in New York City.

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A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps in New York City.

Vilsack: Food Stamps as Jobs

As head of the Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack is the Obama administration’s point person on defending the food-stamp program, cut roughly 5 percent today as spending allocated in the 2009 stimulus bill expired. With the program threatened with more...

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Homes under construction stand at the Gale Ranch housing development in San Ramon, California, on June 15, 2013

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Homes under construction stand at the Gale Ranch housing development in San Ramon, California, on June 15, 2013

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 9.9%

That’s how much housing starts fell in June from the previous month. Construction on new residences fell to an annualized rate of 836,000 in June, compared with a revised 928,000 in May, according to the Commerce Department. The figures contrasted...

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Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke arrives for a family photo of finance ministers and central bank governors following the G20 meeting at the 2013 World Bank/IMF Spring meetings in Washington on April 19, 2013.

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Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke arrives for a family photo of finance ministers and central bank governors following the G20 meeting at the 2013 World Bank/IMF Spring meetings in Washington on April 19, 2013.

Fed on U.S. Growth: Don’t Blame Us

The Federal Reserve made it clear in describing the U.S. economy today that any fault for this year’s sluggish expansion lies outside the central bank. “Fiscal policy is restraining economic growth,” the Federal Open Market Committee said, with a more direct message than...

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Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on April 26, 2013 in New York City.

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Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on April 26, 2013 in New York City.

Consumer Confidence Up — Not in Jobs

Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved in April, reaching a five-month high, a report from the Conference Board showed today. Chalk up a good portion of the elation to gains in wealth from improving property values and stock portfolios. In...

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"March On Wall Street South" demonstrators march in Charlotte, North Carolina ahead of the Democratic National Convention, on September 2, 2012.

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"March On Wall Street South" demonstrators march in Charlotte, North Carolina ahead of the Democratic National Convention, on September 2, 2012.

Occupy Charlotte: Miniature Protest in the Heart of a Banking Giant

There’s not much happening here: A limited throng of protesters joined many more delegates converging on Charlotte today for the Democratic National Convention, as the city barricaded “Uptown Charlotte” streets for a march that attracted fewer people than organizers hoped...

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