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May 27, 2016

The job market constantly is churning, meaning there always are existing jobs being cut while new jobs are being created. Even during recessions, some new jobs are added. It’s just that in an economic downturn, many more jobs get the ax compared to those placed in the want...


Jury sides with Google in battle over Android software

May 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s Android software just dodged a $9 billion bullet.

A federal jury found Thursday that Google didn’t need permission to use a rival’s programming tools as it built Android — now the world’s leading smartphone operating software...


CEO pay climbs again, even as stock prices don't

May 26, 2016

NEW YORK — CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That’s almost double the typical American worker’s, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks — a big fat zero.

The typical chief executive in the Standard &...


New-home sales jump to highest level in more than 8 years

May 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — Americans ramped up their purchases of new homes in April to the highest level since January 2008, evidence of a strong start to the spring buying season.

The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales jumped 16.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted...