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  • U.S. sales of previously occupied homes surged in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million, approaching a healthy level for the first time since November 2009.
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economy, home sales, recession, national/world
  • The U.S. economic recovery hasn't felt like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of them have had to settle for less pay.
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economy, unemployment, recession, business/finance
  • Yahoo Inc.
  • Yahoo is laying off 2,000 employees as new CEO Scott Thompson sweeps out jobs that don't fit into his plans for turning around the beleaguered Internet company.
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yahoo, unemployment, recession, business/finance
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  • With the long-running recession, Philabundance says poverty in our region is now in the double digits.
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pennsylvania, new jersey, delaware, recession, action news
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  • It's that time of year when 6ABC partners in the region's largest food drive and this year's need is greater than ever.
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pennsylvania, new jersey, delaware, recession, action news
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  • Graduation
  • A new survey of college graduates from the last five years finds that the Great Recession has hit them hard, forcing them into low paying jobs, often unrelated to their educations and leaving half of them expecting less financial success than their parents.
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college, recession, business/finance
  • Get the latest Philadelphia news and headlines from across the Delaware and Lehigh valleys every day on 6abc.com.
  • Cuts in state funding have led Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey to close a family planning clinic in Cherry Hill.
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childbirth, children, economy, recession, new jersey, local/state
  • The longest recession the country has endured since World War II ended in June 2009, a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions declared Monday.
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recession, economy, national/world
  • Lenders took back more homes in August than in any month since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis.
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economy, recession, national/world
  • Unemployment
  • More than 1.3 million laid-off workers won't get their unemployment benefits reinstated before Congress goes on a weeklong vacation for Independence Day.
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unemployment, recession, economy, national/world
  • The brochure promises a "monument to unparalleled success."
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florida, economy, recession, action news
  • The brochure promises a "monument to unparalleled success."
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florida, economy, recession, national/world
  • Early on in "Sex and the City 2," Charlotte, Carrie's stay-at-home-mom-on-Park-Avenue friend, is making pink-frosted cupcakes with her daughters.
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movies, sex, recession, new york, entertainment
  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the U.S. and Europe are in "broad agreement" on the need for regulatory reform of the financial system and is stressing his commitment to "a strong global framework of reforms."
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timothy geithner, recession, europe, business/finance
  • Economic recovery in the world's richest countries is accelerating thanks to a "substantial" rebound in trade and growth in Asia, but austerity measures are needed to reduce deficits - as Europe's debt crisis proves, a leading agency said Wednesday.
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recession, business/finance
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Washington is getting its deficits under control and called on China to keep technology markets open in a visit Tuesday to a school for future Communist Party leaders.
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timothy geithner, china, recession, business/finance
  • Economic stress declined in March in nearly three-quarters of the nation's 3,141 counties, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis of conditions around the country.
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economy, recession, business/finance
  • Jobless claims
  • The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped for a second consecutive week, further evidence that the job market is slowly improving.
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economy, recession, business/finance
  • Fed Interest Rate
  • The Federal Reserve sounded a more confident note Wednesday that the economy is strengthening but pledged to hold rates at record lows to make sure it gains traction.
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ben bernanke, economy, recession, business/finance
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that he has confidence the unfolding economic recovery will have staying power, although it won't be strong enough to bring quick relief to high unemployment.
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ben bernanke, economy, recession, business/finance
  • Economy
  • A flurry of reports out Wednesday suggested that many Americans are feeling better about the economic rebound.
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economy, recession, business/finance
  • A panel of academics that date the beginnings and ends of recessions isn't ready to declare just yet when this downturn ended.
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recession, economy, business/finance
  • The pillars of Americans' financial security - jobs and home values - will stay shaky well into 2011, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.
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economy, recession, business/finance
  • Meltdown investigation
  • Wall Street executives said Wednesday they underestimated the severity of the 2008 financial crisis.
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recession, washington, d.c., congress, business/finance