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Lower Oil Prices Drain Value Of Russians' Money

In Russia, they are not celebrating lower oil prices. The price of oil could mean the difference between prosperity and recession. The ruble has lost about 45 percent of its value this year.
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Lower Gas Prices Add Fuel To U.S. Economic Recovery

The average American is seeing a much bigger boost from falling gas prices than from pay raises. Cheap energy could finally put the U.S. economic recovery over the top.
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Despite Some Clouds, U.S. Economic Forecast Looks Sunny

Data indicate the U.S. economy grew at an impressive 5 percent rate in the third quarter. The stock market hit another record on Tuesday. David Greene talks David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
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The Year In Air Travel: Packed Planes And More Perks — For A Price

Commercial airlines earned nearly $20 billion in profits this year. They're using the cash to buy new planes, update facilities and add amenities — but not all of those new comforts will be free.
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A Backlash Brews Against Low Pay On The Factory Floor

U.S. manufacturing jobs have rebounded since the recession, but many of those positions pay less than they used to. Some states are now questioning whether competing for those jobs is worth it.
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GDP Growth At Highest Level Since 2003

The economy expanded at a 5 percent seasonally adjusted rate during the third quarter. The U.S. economy is coming back strong even as the rest of the world slows down.
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Walmart Seals Deal For Store At Skyland Center In Southeast D.C.

The retailer is now fully signed on to be the anchor of the shopping center in Ward 7.

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U.S. Economy Grew At A 5 Percent Rate; Dow Surpasses 18,000

Posting the strongest results in more than a decade, the U.S. economy blew past the consensus estimate of 4.3 percent growth put forth by economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.
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A Year Later, Delivery Services Up Their Holiday Game

As shoppers rely more on the Internet, the holiday rush at the mall is giving way to a bigger crush for the shipping industry. UPS and FedEx are trying to avoid last year's holiday delivery disasters.
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The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.

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