Economy News

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

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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

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

US jobless applications fall to 14-year low

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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

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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

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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…