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Stocks recover some lost ground on Dell earnings

Strong earnings from computer maker Dell helped stocks rise on Wednesday, with commodity prices ticking higher as well after recent days' dramatic falls. Full story

Industrial companies down on lower production data

Shares in industrial companies fell Tuesday as the Federal Reserve issued a report saying production fell in April for the first time in 10 months. Full story

Top economist warns of dangers in US debt fight

Kenneth Rogoff never intended to be a political actor. But since the financial crisis hit, politicians and pundits have evoked the Harvard economist's research when warning about the perils of borrowing too much. Full story

Premier wins regulatory approval to pay dividends

Premier Financial Bancorp says it has won Federal Reserve permission to pay more than of $834,000 in dividends to the U.S. Treasury. Full story

Amex late payments, defaults keep falling in April

Late payment and default rates for American Express card holders continued to fall in April, further improving the best-in-the-business payment status of the company's customers. Full story

Discover late payments at lowest point since 2006

Discover Card customers were better at making payments on time in April than at any point since 2006, according to the company's latest regulatory filing. Full story

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Investors may hit brakes on stocks this week

Inflation at highest level in over two years

As oil prices drop, Fed should get credit

Citi reinstates quarterly dividend at 1 cent

Economists see softer growth, slow jobs rebound

Stocks edge higher as commodity slide eases

Regulators update Congress on financial overhaul

FDIC's Bair seeks higher short-term capital buffer

Kocherlakota: Fed funds rate is best policy tool

Fed's Duke: jobs, housing still weigh on recovery

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  Jobs vs. budget

Washington turns its attention back to the problem Americans really want solved: jobs. But does the GOP even have a plan? Howard Fineman and David Stockman provide their take.

  Paul on Federal Reserve, 2012

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, explains why he decided to enter the 2012 presidential race.