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U.S. Industrial Production Slid Slightly

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Industrial production slipped in May after rising 1 percent in April, the U.S. Federal Reserve said Friday. Industrial production “edged down,” the Fed said, dropping 0.1 percent. Output in manufacturing, one of three industrial divisions, shrank 0.4 percent following an increase in April. Production at mines rose 0.9 percent in May and […]

Immigrants Run 18 Percent Of Small Firms

NEW YORK (UPI) — Almost one-fifth of U.S. small business owners are immigrants, a Fiscal Policy Institute study found. The Institute’s Immigration Research Initiative said immigrants make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, 16 percent of the labor force and 18 percent of small business owners. The study released Friday found “a big change […]

Gupta Found Guilty Of Insider Trading

NEW YORK (UPI) — A federal jury in New York convicted former Goldman Sachs Group and Procter & Gamble director Rajat Gupta on insider trading charges Friday. Gupta, 63, is arguably the most prominent businessman convicted in the insider trading case that produced an 11-year sentence for convicted billionaire Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of the […]

Poll: Economists See Recovery Slowing Down

NEW YORK (UPI) — A survey of economists found diminished belief in the U.S. recovery, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The survey conducted by the Journal found 39 out of 53 respondents indicated their own forecasts were too optimistic. Only four indicted their predictions were not rosy enough, the survey said. For the first […]

Hard Times Rough For Dads

CHICAGO (UPI) — Hard economic times are prompting changes at home, as well as changes at work, for U.S. fathers, an annual Father’s Day survey found. In a survey of 729 full-time working dads taken Feb. 9 through March 2, two out of five fathers, 43 percent, indicated they took no paternity leave on behalf […]

Foreclosure Decline Hits A Glitch

IRVINE, Calif. (UPI) — The decline in U.S. foreclosures looks like a “bumpy ride,” the top executive at online marketplace RealtyTrac said. With foreclosures in May up 9 percent from April, but down 4 percent from May 2011, “It’s going to be a bumpy ride down to the bottom of this foreclosure cycle,” said Brandon […]

First-Time Jobless Claims Up By 6,000

WASHINGTON (UPI) — First-time jobless claims rose by 6,000 in the week ended Saturday, the U.S. Labor Department said. Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose to 386,000 from the previous week’s revised estimate of 380,000. The four-week rolling average, which gives a steadier indication of the direction of jobless claims rose by 3,500 to 382,000. […]

Consumer Prices Fell In May

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Consumer Price Index dropped 0.3 percent in May from April on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday. On a 12-month basis, the CPI for all items rose 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment. The index for all items minus food and energy, called core prices, rose 0.2 percent. […]

Mortgage Rates Rise Up From Record Lows

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Average mortgage rates for 30-year, fixed-rate loans rose off record lows in the week ending Thursday, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said. Average rates for 30-year contracts climbed from 3.67 percent to 3.71 percent with 0.7 points. Thirty-year mortgage rates averaged 4.5 percent the same week of 2011. Average rates on […]

Stay-At-Home Dads Have 52.9-Hour Work Week

WALTHAM, Mass., (UPI) — The average stay-at-home U.S. dad juggled a 52.9-hour work week and if paid for his top 10 jobs it would cost $61,814 a year, a salary Web site calculated. Salary.com surveyed more than 1,800 fathers this year to calculate dad’s earning power using its Dad Salary Wizard, an interactive tool allowing […]

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