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December 09, 2016

NEW YORK — Three years into being a business owner, Becky Davis knew she needed to break the hold technology had on her.

Davis, a marketing and management consultant to other small business owners, was so immersed in emails, texts and social media that she was getting only four or five hours…


Broad rally drives Dow, S&P 500 indexes to record highs

December 08, 2016

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes soared to their biggest gains since the presidential election on Wednesday and set all-time highs. Investors bought stocks that do well in times of faster economic growth, like technology and industrial…


Service firms grow at fastest pace since October 2015

December 07, 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. services companies expanded last month at their fastest pace in more than a year, an encouraging sign for the economy.

The Institute for Supply Management, a trade organization of purchasing managers, said Monday that its services index reached 57.2 in November, up from 54.8…


Economists see 'new normal' of slow growth

December 06, 2016

Americans should get used to a “new normal” of slow economic growth, business economists say.

The median estimate from economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics calls for the American economy to grow 2.2 percent in 2017, up from a forecast 1.6 percent this…