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  • Q2 Economic Growth Comes in Below Expectations

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. economy grew 1.2 percent between April and June, the Commerce Department said Friday, far below forecasts.Economists were expecting growth of about 2.6 percent. This is the third consecutive quarter of sluggish growth.The government also revised down growth in the first […]

  • As Rich Get Richer, Middle-Income Take on More Housing Debt

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” refers to the notion of people trying to match their neighbors’ acquisitions and other signs of social standing, lest they feel inferior.Now a study suggests that this phenomenon may be real.In a recently published paper, […]

  • US Stocks Close Mixed as Jobless Claims Rise

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. stocks closed mixed as  jobless claims climbed higher last week, increasing by 14,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.The Dow closed down 15.82 (-0.09 percent) to finish at 18,456.35.The Nasdaq added 15.17 (+0.30 percent) to close at […]

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  • Conservatives Snipe "American Sniper" Bradley Cooper over DNC Appearance

    Anthony Harvey/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Political conservatives have raised an outcry online after seeing American Sniper star Bradley Cooper among attendees at the Democratic National Convention in the actor's hometown of Philadelphia. Cooper earned critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for his turn in […]

  • Bill Cosby Drops Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Accuser

    Bill Cosby in a Dec. 30, 2015 booking photo released by the Cheltenham Township, PA Police Department(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Penn.) -- Bill Cosby has dropped a breach of contract lawsuit he filed in February against Andrea Constand, the woman at the center of his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, as well as her […]

  • Michael Keaton Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Michael Keaton received the 2,585th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday. The 64-year-old actor, whose star was dedicated in front of Madame Tussauds Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard, said it was an honor he never expected. "To say this is a dream is kind […]