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Economy shrinks 0.1 pct., 1st time in 3½ years

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy unexpectedly shrank from October through December, the first quarterly drop since 2009 and a reminder of the economy’s vulnerability as automatic cuts in government spending loom. The Commerce Department said the economy shrank at an ...

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College partnerships are one way financial giants are looking for growth

Banks have long courted students with free checking accounts and other enticements. Now, they’re partnering with colleges and universities to introduce an array of services linked to student life: on-campus ATMs, debit cards and electronic handling of financial aid.

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