Almost half of US households spend all their salaries

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Despite signs that the economy is returning to health, reports suggest that most Americans are walking a financial tightrope…

Funding boom shows power of tech startups

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Venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into U.S. startup companies last year…

How much money are drivers saving on gas?

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A plunge in the price of gasoline over the past six months has drastically changed the result of the calculation new car buyers…

2014 was US best hiring year since 1999

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The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December…

Macy’s plans to shut stores, layoffs and marketing revamp

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Macy’s plans to restructure its merchandising and marketing and lay off of thousands of workers…

Strong dollar makes world travel cheaper for Americans

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Trips in Europe or Asia should be cheaper for Americans this year. Thank a stronger dollar…

Wealth gap widens between whites and minorities

The economic recovery has not been equal among the races, according to a Pew Research Center study…

House approves $1.1T bill financing government

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Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night…

Gas expected to average $2.60 next year

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The Energy Department again slashed its prediction for next year’s average price of gas to $2.60 a gallon…

More Americans to buy homes with 3 percent down

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Some Americans will soon be able to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3 percent…

November job gains surge to nearly 3 year high

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A burst of U.S. hiring in November – the most in nearly three years – added 321,000 jobs…

China overtakes US as world’s largest economy

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China has overtaken U.S. as the world’s largest economy…

Second act of Black Friday shopping in full swing

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Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season…

Black Friday shoppers already camping out

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Two SoCal women begin camping out 22 days before Black Friday…

US stocks climb to new highs; home builders gain

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average both edged up to all-time highs…

Despite job gains, US worker pay remains stagnant

US jobless rate fell to 5.8 percent, but the average hourly pay of workers rose only slightly…

Gas prices near lowest level in 4 years

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Gas prices are at their lowest level in four years! What does that mean for you and the economy…

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

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

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…

Dow average has biggest drop of the year

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It was another wild ride for the stock market as the Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest plunge of the year…

US-China strategic talks get tested this week

The United States and China will start their annual “Strategic and Economic Dialogue” this week…

WTO issues mixed ruling in US-China dispute

An appeals body of the World Trade Organization has decided it lacked enough information to uphold China’s objections…

Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

The Dow Jones industrial average crossing 17,000 for the first time on Thursday…

Senate approves tying minimum wage to inflation

The state Senate has approved a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage and tie it to inflation…

US new-home sales rose 6.4 percent in April

Sales of U.S. new homes recovered in April after slumping in the previous two months…

San Francisco area prices up from last year

Prices in the San Francisco area are up 2.8 percent over the past year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor…