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Wholesale prices up a modest 0.3 pct. in November

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices rose a modest 0.3 percent last month as U.S. companies paid more for such items as food and pharmaceuticals. But energy prices barely rose, keeping inflation in check. In the 12 months ending in November, wholesale ...

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Fed says economy is healthier, takes no new steps

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve on Tuesday portrayed the U.S. economy as slightly healthier and held off on any new steps to boost the economy. Hiring is picking up and consumers are spending more despite slower growth globally, the Fed ...

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Feds to allow use of Medicare data to rate doctors

WASHINGTON — Picking a specialist for a delicate medical procedure like a heart bypass could soon get easier. The government announced Monday that Medicare will finally allow its extensive claims database to be used by employers, insurance companies and consumer ...

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Realities of Real Estate: The evolution of information in real estate

Back in 1597, Sir Francis Bacon said “knowledge is power.” To many, this simple quotation is more commonly thought of as a contemporary phrase and perhaps better suited for today’s technologically driven information age. But in the late 16th century, ...

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