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Trump casino closes; Chinese e-commerce stock could be risky; and more.

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First major poverty drop since '06; Latinos improve

WASHINGTON — The poorest Americans, particularly those who are Latino, finally are showing signs of joining in the economic recovery as the nation’s poverty rate dropped significantly last year for the first time since 2006.

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Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

The deal will lead to lower trade tariffs, increased manufacturing standards in Ukraine.

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Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the vote was a “first but very decisive step” toward fully joining the EU.

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Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Ukrainian activists rejoice outside the Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday after legislators passed a key reform bill in Kiev. The landmark deal strengthens ties to Europe and grants temporary self-rule to regions roiled by a pro-Russian insurgency.

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Washington fears vote for Scottish independence could damage ‘special relationship’

Washington fears vote for Scottish independence could damage ‘special relationship’

Thursday’s vote is seen as a virtual dead heat, and independent voters could hold the key to the outcome.

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Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

Signals the Fed sends this week may move the financial markets.

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Demographics and the shrinking labor force

Demographics and the shrinking labor force

For this structural weakness, the country needs structural policy changes.

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Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for a dinner during the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. Yellen will be pressed to clarify the Fed's intentions after the Fed issu…

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Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, in addition to her job as office manger of the Audibel Hearing Aid Center, Maureen Locher, right, offers homemade cookies to senior customer Maurice Wright in Homosassa, Fla. In Citrus County, Florida more than a third of residents are senior citizens…

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Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

INVERNESS, Fla. — A billboard at the county line advertises home health-care services. Local churches try to create a feeling of belonging for elderly members who may be disconnected from family members up north. Lawyers and accountants make house calls like doctors. Elderly residents get fe…

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US wealth gap putting strain on state revenue

US wealth gap putting strain on state revenue

WASHINGTON — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

An Illinois Department of Revenue employee offers assistance to income tax payers in Springfield. A new report by Standard & Poor’s says that the widening wealth gap has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue.

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Battle against Islamic State threatens future defense cuts

Battle against Islamic State threatens future defense cuts

Operation may eat into some of nearly $500 billion in planned cuts. 

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Only college graduates need apply

Only college graduates need apply

Resulting damage to all these workers' career trajectories could last for years.

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'Boeing's Bank" is just corporate welfare

Follow the money to see who benefits from reauthorization.

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Small businesses suffer if Ex-Im bank isn’t reauthorized

Export-Import Bank is important to small businesses and should be reauthorized.

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GOP governor's debate offers few fireworks

GOP governor's debate offers few fireworks

Mostly amiable night raises the question: Is there a fastballer in the house?

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Economy depends on border control, governor candidates say

Economy depends on border control, governor candidates say

Six Republican candidates for governor debated the issues Monday night. 

July 21, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Gas prices keep slipping

Arizona's statewide average falls about a penny and a half per gallon.

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