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U.S. economy expands at 2.2 percent pace in fourth quarter
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy expanded at 2.2 percent annualized pace in the fourth quarter, led by the biggest gain in consumer spending in eight years.
Why A Better Job Market Won't Jumpstart U.S. Growth In 2015  Forbes
Economy grew 2.2% in Q4, new estimate unchanged  USA TODAY
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Ruth Porat will Receive $70 Million for Joining Google
Morgan Stanley ex-chief financial officer Ruth Porat is moving to Google to take the CFO role at the search giant, and it looks like Google has splashed out to get Porat interested.
Wall Street Vs. Silicon Valley: The Ruth Porat Compensation Edition  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Google is paying its new CFO $70M. Is that unusual? Not really.  Silicon Valley Business Journal
3 Biggest Takeaways From BlackBerry's Fourth-Quarter Earnings Report
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- BlackBerry (BBRY - Get Report) exceeded analyst expectations today with earnings -- as opposed to a loss -- of 4 cents per share, sending its stock rising.
BlackBerry turns a profit, but it's still not selling more smartphones  Mashable
Blackberry posts profit for fourth quarter  BBC News
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.
Consumer Sentiment Slips in March on Bad Weather  ABC News
Consumer Sentiment Index Slips in March  Nasdaq
U.S. Stocks Rise as Health-Care Shares Gain Before Yellen Speech
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks fluctuated, amid equities' longest losing streak in 10 weeks, as investors weighed the latest data on economic growth before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on monetary policy.
US STOCKS-Wall St little changed with focus on Yellen; biotechs up  Reuters
US bond yields fall after 4Q GDP; Yellen awaited  CNBC
Texas unemployment rate declines for 6th straight month
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.
Texas Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.3 Percent in February  Wilson County News
Area unemployment rate lowest since '08  Beaumont Enterprise
Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) Is Adding To Recent Weakness
Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA: Quote) gapped open slightly lower Friday and has been falling for the majority of early trade. The stock is now down 4.33 at $186.08.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Helps to Fiat Chrysler to Fulfill Emissions ...  StreetWise Report
REFILE-UPDATE 2-Dow Chemical to sell most chlorine assets in $5 bln deal
March 27 (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co said it would separate a significant part of its chlorine business and sell it to smaller rival Olin Corp in a tax-efficient deal valued at about $5 billion.
Jim Cramer Says Now Is the Time to Get in on Dow Chemical  TheStreet.com
Dow Chemical Strikes $5B Deal To Merge Chlorine Unit With Olin  Forbes
UPDATE 3-Power returning to Amsterdam after outage, but transport disrupted
(Adds transport delays, power restored). AMSTERDAM, March 27 (Reuters) - Lights were coming back on in the Amsterdam region after a power outage on Friday morning that lasted over two hours and caused blackouts across the city, including at its airport, ...
Power Outage Halts Trains, Planes and Trams in Amsterdam  Wall Street Journal
Amsterdam grinds to a halt as massive power blackout shuts down transport ...  mirror.co.uk
Ford CEO Fields received $18.6 million 2014 compensation
DETROIT, March 27 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's Chief Executive Mark Fields made $18.6 million in salary and other compensation last year, which compares to $23.2 million for former CEO Alan Mulally in 2013.
Ford Raises Fields's Pay 82% as Mulally Makes $22 Million  Bloomberg
Ford paid former CEO more than current chief  Pensacola News Journal