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Retailers report strong gains for August, delivering stores a decent back-to-school season

Thanks to fly-fishing, tiny Jackson Hole, Wyo., enjoys outsize influence in world economics

Consumers spend more, but the stock market is unimpressed; investors await Bernanke

US consumer spending rose 0.4 pct. in July, best showing in 5 months; income up 0.3 pct.

Shell approved for preparation work before exploratory drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea

Federal judge says secret arbitration by Delaware business court is unconstitutional

Oil price falls as industry assesses storm impact and traders await hint of Fed action Friday

Applications for US unemployment benefits flat at 374,000, a sign of modest hiring gains

Average US rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgage falls to 3.59 percent; 15-year to 2.86 percent

Sales of bank-owned homes, properties in foreclosure tumble in 2Q, but fetch higher prices

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