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Fed sees improving economy, but high gas prices a concern

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy improved in every region of the country this spring, but higher oil prices remain a concern, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve. Factories were busier, consumers spent more and companies boosted ...

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Economy grows at 3.1 percent rate at end of 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew a little faster at the end of 2010 than the government had previously estimated, boosted by more inventory building and business investment in plants and equipment. But rising oil prices will likely limit growth ...

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Consumer prices rise 0.5 pct., most since June ’09

WASHINGTON — Americans paid more for food and gas in February, as consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly two years. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.5 percent in February, the largest increase since June 2009, the Labor ...

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