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2008-07-16 09:00:00

The U.S. economic downturn gained steam Tuesday, with a report of the highest inflation since the early 1980s, more bad news for banks and automakers and a suggestion by the Federal Reserve chief that worse days are ahead.

2006-01-27 11:56:32

By Glenn Somerville WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy ended 2005 on a surprisingly soft note as consumer spending grew at the slowest rate since 2001 and businesses were less eager to boost investment, a government report on Friday showed.

2006-01-27 09:34:46

By Glenn Somerville WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter to the weakest pace in three years as consumers spent less robustly, growth in home building eased and businesses were less eager to boost investments, a government report on Friday showed.

2006-01-27 09:20:31

By Glenn Somerville WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter to the weakest pace in three years as consumers spent less robustly, growth in home building eased and businesses were less eager to boost investments, a government report on Friday showed.

2006-01-26 17:10:38

By Alister Bull WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Demand rose for a broad range of U.S. durable goods last month, government data showed on Thursday, boosting expectations for strong economic growth and increasing bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at least two more times.

2006-01-19 13:45:56

By Victoria Thieberger NEW YORK (Reuters) - New home construction tumbled in December, pointing to further cooling in the U.S. real-estate boom, but other figures on Thursday showed a robust labor market as new jobless claims fell to a six-year low.

2006-01-19 12:15:06

By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. jobless claims fell to a six-year low last week, pointing to a strong labor market, and December housing starts slowed as a record-breaking rally in real estate cooled, government data on Thursday showed.

2006-01-19 12:10:18

By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. jobless claims fell to a six-year low last week, pointing to a strong labor market, and December housing starts slowed as a record-breaking rally in real estate cooled, government data on Thursday showed.

2006-01-19 09:24:06

By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. workers making new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week to the lowest level in nearly six years, a government report showed on Thursday. A separate report showed U.S.

2005-12-08 14:13:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The net wealth of American households rose in the third quarter of 2005 as real estate and financial assets gained value, but household debt grew at the fastest rate since 1987, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.