Economy News

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years


China’s economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter…

Voya offers $500 for babies born on Oct 20, 2014

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Voya Financial announced it is offering every baby born in the US on October 20, 2014 a $500 mutual fund investment…

Marin, San Mateo counties have Bay Area’s lowest jobless rates


Marin and San Mateo counties had the lowest unemployment rates in the Bay Area in September…

US jobless applications fall to 14-year low


The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week…

Macy’s to open even earlier on Thanksgiving


Macy’s Inc. is opening its stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year, to lure holiday shoppers…

HBO to offer stand-alone streaming service

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HBO will be offering a stand-alone streaming service starting in 2015…

A wild day on Wall Street ends with Dow down 173


Stocks are ending a wild day mostly lower as indexes recover much of an early plunge…

AAA reports lower gas prices this month

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Bay Area automobile drivers have seen gas prices go down by more than 25 cents compared to a month ago

Nobel to Frenchman for work on industry regulation

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Frenchman Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics for finding ways to encourage competitiveness in industries…

Amazon to open brick-and-mortar store

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Amazon is planning to open its first physical store…