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$103M to expand broadband Internet in rural U.S.

RICHMOND, Va. — Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to those areas of rural America that haven’t been reached by the high-speed service or are underserved, ...

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More Americans at risk of foreclosure in Q2

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans at risk of foreclosure is rising, reflecting the U.S. economy’s continued struggles. The Mortgage Bankers Association says 8.44 percent of homeowners missed at least one mortgage payment in the April-June quarter. That figure, which ...

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Unemployment aid applications tick down to 400K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week, a sign the job market may be improving slowly. The Labor Department says that applications for unemployment benefits edged down 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 400,000. That’s the ...

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Consumers borrowed more for 8th month in May

WASHINGTON — Americans took on more debt in May and used their credit cards more for only the second time in nearly three years, stepping up borrowing just as the economy began to slump and hiring slowed. The Federal Reserve ...

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Consumers borrowed more for 7th straight month

WASHINGTON — Americans borrowed more money in April for the seventh straight month, but they cut back on using their credit cards. Consumer borrowing rose by nearly $7.2 billion, fueled by greater demand for school and auto loans, the Federal ...

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Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remain stuck at a level that signals weak job growth. The number of applications for unemployment benefits dropped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 422,000, the Labor Department ...

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