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Fewer people applied for jobless aid last week -
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week, reversing a spike from the previous week largely caused by harsh winter weather.
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Business Tech Spending Perks Up -
After delaying technology purchases and upgrades during the downturn, businesses started spending strongly again in the fourth quarter, lifting profits at tech suppliers including EMC Corp., SAP AG, International Business Machines Corp., and Xerox Corp.
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Inflation Surges in the Euro Zone -
Euro-zone inflation accelerated at its fastest pace since late 2008 in January, but the European Central Bank isn't expected to raise rates at a meeting Thursday.
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Tax Revenues Gain, but Still Below Peak -
State and local tax revenues continue to recover as the economy improves, but remain below pre-recession peaks and are likely to face continued pressure in 2011.
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For Washington, Renaissance for Technology Start-Ups -
People like Mr. Glass are harbingers of Washington’s second technology incarnation. The first wave was in the mid-1990s, with giants like AOL and Network Solutions choosing the area as their base. Now their younger siblings are setting up shop.
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Toyota Offers Employee Buyouts -
Toyota Motor, which lost market share for the first time in the U.S. in a dozen years in 2010, is offering incentives to white-collar staff to leave the company.
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Volt, Leaf Electrics Trickle Out -
Nissan and General Motors continued their slow rollout of electric vehicles in January as supplies of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt remained limited.
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US car sales look to be running out of gas -
US new car sales were sharply higher in January than a year earlier, but signs emerged that the upswing of the past 18 months may be losing momentum.
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Demand For Air Travel Rose 8% in 2010 -
Airline-passenger traffic in 2010 rose 8.2% and freight demand jumped 21%, as the aviation industry recovered from the economic downturn in 2009, the International Air Transport Association said Wednesday.
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Job market looks stronger ahead of Friday report - CNNMoney
The job market started 2011 on solid footing, according to two separate reports released Wednesday.
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Will 'intelligent cities' put an end to suburban sprawl? -
Now that the economy and housing have tanked, prompting more people to stay put, growth is taking a back seat. But smarts still matter. The new buzzwords: "intelligent cities."
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