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Orders for US durable goods drop 1 percent in May PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 08:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for U.S. durable goods tumbled 1 percent in May as demand for military equipment fell sharply. But excluding defense-related goods, orders actually rose, and orders in a key category that signals business investment also increased.
The gains outside of military goods suggest business spending is picking up, which could give the economy a much-needed boost.
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Sales of US existing homes up 4.9 percent in May PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by By MARTIN CRUTSINGER/ AP Economics Writer   
Monday, 23 June 2014 11:10

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously owned U.S. homes posted the best monthly gain in nearly three years in May, providing hope that housing is beginning to regain momentum lost over the past year.
The National Association of Realtors reported Monday that sales of existing homes increased 4.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.89 million homes. The monthly gain was the fastest since August 2011, but even with the increase, sales are still 5 percent below the pace in May 2013.
“Sales appear to be moving up again, although the increase to date — over two months — reverses just a fraction of earlier weakening,” said Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, said in a research note.
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FDA outlines policy for overseeing nanotechnology PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators want to hear from companies using engineered micro-particles in their products, part of an effort to stay abreast of the growing field of nanotechnology.
The Food and Drug Administration issued final recommendations Tuesday for companies using nanotechnology in products regulated by the government, which can include medical therapies, food and cosmetics. FDA regulators want companies to consult with the government before launching nanotechnology products, though the decision will essentially rest with manufacturers.
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Chinese investment spurs U.S. job creation PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by By PAUL WISEMAN / AP Economics Writer   
Monday, 23 June 2014 08:57
PINE HILL, Ala. (AP) — Burdened with Alabama’s highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs.
They’re coming, and from a most unlikely place: Henan Province, China, 7,600 miles away.
Henan’s Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group opened a plant here last month. It will employ more than 300 in a county known less for job opportunities than for lakes filled with bass, pine forests rich with wild turkey and boar and muddy roads best negotiated in four-wheel-drive trucks.
“Jobs that pay $15 an hour are few and far between,” says Dottie Gaston, an official in nearby Thomasville.
What’s happening in Pine Hill is starting to happen across America.
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