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'Kings When It's Good': Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash

Big-energy states are hoping the cheap oil is just a blip. In Oklahoma, the head of a catering firm delivering food to oil field workers worries that "$40-a-barrel oil? It's going to shut everything."
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Consumer Agency Launches Tool To Help You Find A Cheaper Mortgage

For many Americans, buying a house is the biggest financial transaction of their lives, but a new federal report says half of buyers don't shop around for a better interest rate on their mortgage.
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Employment Is Up. Paychecks, Not So Much

Hopes that wages may finally be solidly on the rise were dashed in Friday's jobs report. While employers added 252,000 new jobs, average hourly earnings actually dipped.
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Congressional Budget Watchdogs Change The Way They Keep Score

House Republicans voted this week to change the way Congress measures the effects of tax and spending bills.
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Unemployment Dips To 5.6 Percent As Economy Adds 252K Jobs

December's job growth caps a 2014 that saw the most jobs added to the economy since 1999.
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Economists Expect Strong Job Growth In December

There's more than the usual level of interest in this data. It will provide data on the final month of 2014 and it will show whether the strength recorded in November was the start of something big.
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Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

The House passed a bill Thursday that would make a change in the Affordable Care Act. It would raise the law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week.
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FAA Clarifies Fuel Tax Rule, Municipalities To Lose Needed Funds

The FAA ruled that all jet fuel tax revenue collected by states or local units of government must be spent on airports or aviation related programs, and not on roads, schools or other uses.
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Euro Falls To 9-Year Low Against U.S. Dollar

Europe may have a deflation problem. Eurozone consumer prices fell on an annual basis in December for the first time since the depths of the financial crisis five years ago. The decline was driven by a sharp drop in energy prices. The news is expected to increase pressure on the European Central Bank to come up with a more aggressive response to slow growth and high unemployment.
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Growth In Manufacturing Tempered By Low-Wage Jobs

President Obama is touting growth in manufacturing jobs, but if they're low-wage jobs is that a good thing?

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