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Bernanke Supports Stimulus But Stays Quiet On Plans

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made it clear in a speech Friday that he favors doing more to get the economy moving in a way that will bring the unemployment rate down. But he stopped short of announcing another round of stimulus, leaving that for the Fed's next meeting in mid-September.
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Gas Prices Expected To Retreat As Isaac Fades

With the remnants of Isaac dissipating, economists are saying the storm's national economic impact will be relatively muted and short-lived. After the Labor Day weekend, gasoline prices are expected to begin easing down from their storm-related run-up.
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Inside America's Most Indebted City

The bizarre tale includes a do-gooder who skipped town, an epically mismanaged incinerator, and possible criminal behavior.
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Fed Chief Bernanke Issues Strong Hint Of Further Stimulus

Ben Bernanke said the stagnation of the labor market was of "grave concern."
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Norwalk, Ct., Schools Avert Budget Crisis

Like many cities, Norwalk has been repeatedly forced to cut its school budget. But this year, a $10 million shortfall forced a demand for even steeper cuts and big concessions from the teachers union. As the new school year begins, wounds are still deep after the frustrating budget battle.
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GOP Delegates Say Romney Must Focus On Economy

Robert Siegel talked to scores of delegates of all types to find out what they think Mitt Romney should say in his acceptance speech tonight. The economy and jobs were the most mentioned topics.

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