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Postal changes will hurt small businesses

Utility bills are paid, legal briefs are filed and the Christmas shopping all gets done online. But for magazines, clothing catalogues and movies, the mail still matters. For some mail-dependent businesses, quick and cheap first-class mail service from the U.S. ...

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Fed holds off on further actions to help economy

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve sketched a brighter picture of the economy Wednesday. As a result, it’s holding off on any new actions because stronger growth is giving it time to gauge the impact of steps it’s already taken. Fed ...

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Survey shows economic improvement in most regions of country

WASHINGTON — Most areas of the country reported slight economic improvement in September and early October, according to a Federal Reserve survey of its 12 bank regions. But several regions said a hazier economic outlook is making businesses more cautious ...

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Bernanke says economic recovery close to faltering

WASHINGTON — Europe has a debt crisis. America has a jobs crisis. Corporate profits could be in trouble. World financial markets are in turmoil. And no one seems prepared to ride to the rescue. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke bluntly ...

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