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US economic growth slows in Q4; corporate profits fall
WASHINGTON, March 27 (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously reported and after-tax corporate profits took a hit from a strong dollar, which could undermine future business spending.
GDP: Economy Grows 2.2% in Fourth Quarter, Down From 5% in Third  CNSNews.com
US economic growth may be mild, but it's also really durable  Chron.com
Chicago Tribune  
German Airline Could Face 'Unlimited' Damages for Alps Crash
STOCKHOLM - Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday.
Germanwings' crashed jet recovery continues  Business Standard
French pilots suing over leaks in German jet crash probe  MiamiHerald.com
BlackBerry CEO John Chen says he's looking to acquire a security company
WATERLOO, Ont. -- BlackBerry (TSX:BB) chief executive John Chen said Friday he's on the hunt to acquire a security company, and may tap into some of his company's growing cash reserves to make it happen.
Why BlackBerry's Surprise Profit Doesn't Make It Ripe for You to Buy  TheStreet.com
BlackBerry is 'financially under control': CEO  CNBC
Dow Chemical Tempts Fate With $5 Billion Deal
Dow Chemical is tempting fate with its $5 billion chlorine sale. The $54 billion company is offloading the bulk of its low-margin bleach and vinyl-related operations to a smaller rival, the Olin Corporation, using an esoteric structure known as a reverse Morris ...
UPDATE 4-Dow Chemical to sell most chlorine assets in $5 bln deal  Reuters
Dow's Deal Makes for a Cleaner Valuation  Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg University of Michigan Post Consumer Sentiment Call
(Bloomberg) -- Following is the transcript from the University of Michigan Post Consumer Sentiment call with Dr. Richard Curtain, University of Michigan.
Low gas prices help push consumer optimism to decade high, survey finds  Los Angeles Times
Harsh weather dents consumer confidence  CBS News
Stocks Rise Ahead of Yellen Speech; Crude Gains 7% for the Week
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks were holding onto minor gains through the afternoon session, the first day in the green after four session of losses.
Wall Street flat with Yellen on tap; biotechs climb  Reuters
Dollar remains moderately higher after U.S. data, eyes on Yellen  Nasdaq
Molly Fleming, national payday lending reform advocate, on yesterday's ...
Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled its long-anticipated proposal to bring stricter rules to the consumer lending industry of payday loans, title loans and installment loans.
Gov't aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans  Tahlequah Daily Press
Feds Plan Payday Loan 'Debt Trap' Crackdown  WRCB-TV
Nebraska unemployment rate now lowest in nation
Nebraska's unemployment rate dropped to 2.7 percent in February, making it the lowest rate in the country for the first time since 1998.
North Dakota's Jobless Rate Is the Lowest No Longer  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Nebraska unemployment rate drops to lowest in the nation  Nebraska Radio Network
Texas jobless rate at nearly 7-year low
Agustin Ramirez, 66, fills out his application during the San Antonio Military Hiring Fair and Veterans Information Village earlier this month at the Freeman Expo Hall.
Texas adds more jobs, beats national average in unemployment again  Examiner.com
South Carolina unemployment again holds at 6.6 percent  MyrtleBeachOnline.com
Kraft Heinz will have to pass taste test
Heinz ketchup, Oscar Meyer hot dogs, Kool-Aid, Jell-O and Kraft Singles processed cheese slices - it could be the perfect meal for a six-year-old.
Top 10 News for 03/23 - 03/27: Kraft/Heinz Mega Food Merger, SanDisk Warns ...  StreetInsider.com
As Kraft and Heinz merge, will Kraft Dinner sever its Canadian roots?  Toronto Star