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Traffic deaths trended down again in 2010, says DOT

Washington (CNN) — Some 32,885 people died on the nation’s roadways in 2010 — a number that, while slightly higher than preliminary figures released in April, shows the downward trend in traffic deaths is continuing, now reaching low levels not seen since 1949, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Thursday. The decline came despite the […]

The ECB must act to stop a eurozone collapse | David Blanchflower

There was a bit of good news from the US this week to add to the jump in consumer confidence numbers announced by the Conference Board earlier in the week. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday an increase in non-farm payrolls of 120,000, with the strongest growth in the retail sector. In addition, […]

US politics live blog: US unemployment figures, Herman Cain accusations

1pm: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is travelling back home to Atlanta today to meet his wife Gloria for the first time since Ginger White revealed their 13-year-long relationship. Cain has hinted that he could drop out of the race – leading to fact-free speculation such as this piece in the Daily Beast, which waited […]

Wal-Mart sales up as profits slip

15 November 2011 Last updated at 14:15 GMT Walmart is the world’s largest retailer US retail giant Wal-Mart has unveiled a drop in quarterly profits, despite a strong increase in sales. The firm said profits were $3.3bn (£2.07bn; 2.43bn euros) in the three months to 31 October – 2.9% down on the same period last […]

Ford hit by losses in EU and Asia

26 October 2011 Last updated at 16:39 GMT The car company was hit by falling metal prices and European losses Ford reported a dip in profits with losses in Europe and Asia but fared better at home with sales up 14% to $18bn (£11.3bn, 13bn euros). The auto giant reported a third quarter profit of […]

3M shares fall as earnings drop

25 October 2011 Last updated at 20:29 GMT Continue reading the main story 3M Co. Last Updated at 25 Oct 2011, 20:02 GMT *Chart shows local time Shares at the Post-it note and sticky-tape maker 3M dropped after the company reported worse-than-expected profits. The company’s earnings in the third quarter were $1.09bn (£688,000; 785,000 euros), […]

Big drop in gas prices

(CNN) — Prices at U.S. gas pumps have dropped 12 cents over the past two weeks, according to a survey published Sunday. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular is now $3.54, the Lundberg Survey found. The decline follows the downward slide in crude oil prices over the same period, survey publisher Trilby […]

Global Arms Sales Dropped Sharply in 2010, Study Finds

WASHINGTON — The global economic crisis may set off upheaval and even unrest, but the ability of the world’s governments to buy new military hardware was sharply curtailed last year by strains on their national treasuries, according to a new Congressional study. Worldwide arms sales in 2010 totaled $40.4 billion, a drop of 38 percent […]

With HPV Vaccine Rumors, Michele Bachmann Is the New Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy knew how to rile up the base. He knew his political hot buttons. He knew how to stoke fear and create a movement. He knew how to build a following by ratcheting up the rhetoric, the facts be damned. Sadly, Rep. Michele Bachmann has followed in his mold: questioning the patriotism of members […]