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Fewer Americans apply for jobless benefits

Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, partly reversing a sharp jump in applications the previous week. Full story

Outlook for industrialized nations improving: OECD

PARIS (Reuters) - The growth outlook for major industrialized economies is improving with Germany and the United States leading the recovery, the OECD's leading indicator for February showed on Monday. Full story

Las Vegas, nation's worst hit economy, begins rebound

The nation's hardest-hit economy, Las Vegas, is finally showing signs of life because of an increase in tourism, according to a key barometer of economic activity released on Monday. Full story

Costs of food, gas soar

   Economics expert Hassan Zaman and Bloomberg News’ Tom Keene talk about the fluctuations in commodities prices.

Trade off: USA vs. China

   Economic expert Peter Morici and Wilbur Ross, CEO of W&L Ross, debate the pros and cons for American workers when goods are imported from China.

Case-Shiller: 10 City Index

   Robert Shiller, Yale University Professor of Economics, and David Blitzer, S&P 500 Index Committee chairman, disucess declines in the 10 and 20 City Indices.

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Leading indicators gain, signaling pickup

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  Battle over the budget

Economic expert Dean Baker explains how politicians are hurting the American people but failing to fix the country’s debt problem.

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