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Eurozone unemployment stuck near record high

The 18-country eurozone may have emerged from recession last year, but that has done little good to the jobs market, with unemployment stuck near a record high since then.

New Vermont law encouraging small power generation

It's now easier for more small power generators in the state to get paid for any excess electricity they produce by sending that power back onto the electric grid, according to a new law signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday.

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US auto sales accelerated on the drive thru March

U.S. auto sales went out like a lion in March. Automakers said Tuesday that new car and truck sales picked up speed halfway through the month, culminating in a strong final weekend. Toyota dealers had their two best sales weekends of the year at the end of the month, the company said.

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S&P 500 at record high on manufacturing pickup

New signs of life in the U.S. manufacturing sector helped push the stock market to a record high Tuesday.

Utility, aluminum maker continue to battle for support

Noranda wants lower Ameren electric rates for its plant

Last month, in separate filings, Noranda asked the commission to reduce the rates it pays Ameren — and also asked the PSC to reduce Ameren’s overall rates because, the company said, Ameren has taken in more revenue than is allowed by its RoE (return on equity).

Sally Beauty's security breach grows in scope

Sally Beauty says a security breach in March may have affected more of its customers than it earlier estimated.

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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

2014 could prove breakout year

Once this year’s harsh weather has faded, the U.S. economy could be poised for a breakout year — its strongest annual growth in nearly a decade.

New startup offers movie investing to wealthy

A new startup is offering wealthy investors a chance to finance movies starring Tom Hanks, Kate Winslet and Casey Affleck.

Technology stocks lead a broad market decline

The stock market continued its recent pattern of one step forward, one step back.

Harrah's will close Mississippi casino

Caesar's Entertainment said Wednesday that will close its Harrah's casino in Tunica on June 2 and lay off as many as 1,300 workers.

Utility, company push PSC in opposite directions in rate case

Noranda Aluminum said Tuesday it has proven that Ameren Missouri overcharged its electricity customers last year — and the state Public Service Commission should cut the utility’s rates to benefit those customers.

JP Morgan's 'Mr. Fix-it' is the latest departure

Another high-ranking executive at JPMorgan Chase is departing, one who had been considered a possible successor to CEO Jamie Dimon.

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Facebook buys virtual reality co. Oculus for $2B

Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

IRS says bitcoin will be taxed like property

Virtual currencies like bitcoin will be taxed like property — not currency, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday.