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  • UK services firms hit new export high in first quarter: BCC survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - British services firms reported the fastest growth in exports on record in the first quarter of 2014 and manufacturers also got off to a strong start to the year, a survey showed on Tuesday. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)...
  • Supply, demand conditions in Brazil more balanced, Tombini says

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Supply and demand conditions in Brazil are more balanced at the moment, central bank President Alexandre Tombini said on Wednesday, adding that a recent spike in food prices is of a temporary nature. Speaking to TV Globo's program...
  • Family Dollar to close 370 underperforming stores

    Family Dollar to close 370 underperforming stores
    Family Dollar Stores Inc., seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it is slashing prices to win shoppers, cutting jobs and shutting hundreds of stores. The retailer has more than 50 stores in Hampton Roads, according to an online...
  • China consumer prices rise, but industry deflation persists

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's consumer inflation rate increased in March as fresh food prices jumped, but persistent deflation in the industrial sector was another signal of weak demand and slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy. The consumer...
  • Path to tourism recovery uncertain for greater Williamsburg

    Path to tourism recovery uncertain for greater Williamsburg
    With only sporadic success, local government leaders and tourism professionals have been trying to tackle the problem of declining visitation. They have studied other areas to see if they could copy what worked for those tourist communities. They have...
  • This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds
    Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave. This...
  • Mexico growth picking up, inflation behaving: Carstens

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's economy is pulling out of a soft patch while inflation will head back towards 3 percent over the next 18 months, Central Bank Governor Agustin Carstens said on Thursday. Carstens said inflation was "pretty well behaved"...
  • GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls

    GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls
    Despite General Motors' recent recall of millions of its cars — and several investigations into the issue — buyers are still streaming into GM dealerships. The beleaguered automaker announced Tuesday that sales in March rose 4% compared with...
  • Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say

    Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say
    The ongoing drought in California could dampen employment growth in coming years and have a ripple effect on several industries in the state, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday. Economists said in the quarterly forecast that arid conditions...
  • With 7 million enrolled, Obama exudes new confidence about health care law

    WASHINGTON More than 7 million Americans have now enrolled in private coverage on the nation's health insurance marketplaces, thanks to a wave of late signups that has pushed the latest enrollment tally beyond the original goal set by the Congressional...
  • Efforts under way to open more doors to homeownership

    New efforts are being taken to make it easier for homebuyers, particularly first-timers and those who were burned during the recession, to buy a home. Illinois' state housing agency is tweaking a current initiative to boost the amount of down payment...
  • How to prevent playground injuries

    How to prevent playground injuries
    Playground equipment is a magnet for children, and rightfully so. Kids love playing on swings, slides and climbing components of playsets on school properties and at area parks. While playgrounds are ideal settings for fun-filled days, they also carry a...