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Wall St. closes down for January, Shake Shack rallies in debut

Posted on the January 31st, 2015 under Business News by

A Wall Street sign is pictured in front of the New York Stock Exchange, open during Winter Storm Juno, in the Manhattan borough of New YorkThis came after Greece's finance minister said the government would not cooperate with the European Union and International Monetary Fund mission. The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI fell 251.9 points, or 1.45 percent, to 17,164.95, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 26.26 points, or 1.3 percent, to 1,994.99 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 48.17 points, or 1.03 percent, to 4,635.24.



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Is There A #PubRadioVoice That Sounds Like America?

Posted on the January 30th, 2015 under Business News by

Earlier this week, we hosted a Twitter chat that tackled questions about diversity in public radio and the pressure some journalists of color feel to sound “white.”

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Greece shuns debt talks with troika

Posted on the January 30th, 2015 under Business News by

Greece’s new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.
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U.S. economy cools in fourth quarter, but consumer spending shines

Posted on the January 30th, 2015 under Business News by

Man gets gasoline at a BP station in St. Louis, MissouriBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006. The slowdown followed two back-to-back quarters of bullish growth and is likely to be short-lived given the enormous tailwind from lower gasoline prices. Other data on Friday showed consumer sentiment jumped to an 11-year high in January. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.6 percent annual pace after the third quarter's spectacular 5 percent rate, the Commerce Department said in its first fourth-quarter GDP snapshot on Friday Most economists believe fundamentals in the United States are strong enough to cushion the blow on growth from weakening overseas economies.



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China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting ‘Western Values’

Posted on the January 30th, 2015 under Business News by

Education Minister Yuan Guiren says the country’s institutions of higher learning should stop using textbooks that criticize China’s leaders and political system.

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Eurozone deflation gathers pace

Posted on the January 30th, 2015 under Business News by

Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.
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Could This Virus Be Good For You?

Posted on the January 30th, 2015 under Business News by

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they’re trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.

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