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Washington - The fifth anniversary of the U.S. economic expansion will usher in a rare boon: growth exceeding 3 percent over a nine-month period, a Bloomberg survey of economists forecasts.

Gross domestic product will expand...

FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

New York - The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint Thursday in federal court.

The move had...

U.S. considers creating a strategic propane reserve

America is awash in propane, a byproduct of booming oil and natural gas production. Yet getting it to markets at home and abroad is challenging and controversial.

Long a niche in the energy sector, propane today is sexy. Record exports and...

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American consumers more upbeat

Washington - Consumer sentiment improved last week as Americans were more upbeat about the U.S. economy than at any time in the past six years.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index...


Clothier to open in West Hartford

J.McLaughlin, a clothing chain based in New York City, will open a store in West Hartford Center July 18. The store, which sells clothing for both men and women, as well as accessories, offers...

U.S. students know a bit about finance

The United States runs in the middle of the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls.

China's financial hub of Shanghai had the highest average...

Adjunct professors pushing for better pay and benefits

Miami - Kim Laffont worked three jobs and spent 3½ hours a day commuting last semester.

Though her students call her professor, Laffont is an adjunct professor - and that one word...

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