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Local activists say Wal-Mart wage increases a step in the right direction toward a ...
Gazette File Photo Protestors rally for higher wages at the Hadley Wal-Mart in 2013. Purchase photo reprints �. By CHRIS LINDAHL.
Walmart Learns It's Better To Lead Than To Follow  Forbes
Why Wal-Mart decided to finally pay its workers more  Washington Post (blog)  
Stocks fell Friday but have best month since October 2011
Stocks fell Friday as the Nasdaq failed to hit the 5000 mark again, but markets still managed to post strong gains for the month. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 81.72 points, or 0.5%, to close at 18,132.70, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 6.24 ...
US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends down on economic data; February strong  Reuters
Stocks Slip After Weaker Growth, End Best Month Since 2011  ABC News
Treasuries Rally as Yellen Sees Low Inflation Declining Further
(Bloomberg) -- Treasuries climbed for the first week in February amid speculation the Federal Reserve won't rush to raise interest rates after Chair Janet Yellen said below-target inflation will fall further before rising.
Stanley Fischer Suggests Fed Will Give Less Guidance  New York Times
Fischer says Fed bond buying provided 'meaningful stimulus'  Chicago Tribune
U.S. economic growth in Q4 revised down to 2.2 percent
A construction worker stands on an outside balcony earlier this month at Brickell City Centre, a $1.05 billion mixed-use development located in Miami's financial district.
Fourth quarter US GDP lowered  Beacon Review
Upbeat Consumers Propel U.S. Fourth-Quarter Growth: Economy  Bloomberg
Chief who pulled AIG back from the brink
Robert �Bob� Benmosche, who pulled the world's largest insurance company back from the brink in the wake of the financial crisis, has died, aged 70.
UPDATE 3-Former AIG head Benmosche dies; led insurer after bailout  Reuters
Benmosche Recalled as Tenacious, Fighter as Colleagues Mourn  Bloomberg
Brent rises above $61, set for first monthly gain since June
LONDON: Crude oil futures rebounded on Friday and Brent headed for its first monthly gain since June, helped by strong investor inflows, an improving demand outlook and supply outages.
Oil Up Sharply, Posts First Monthly Gain Since June  NDTV
1st LD Writethru: Oil prices rebound following heavy sell-off  GlobalPost
Girl Scouts selling cookies to deliver to children in Riley Hospital
The girls of Girl Scout Troop No. 03174 in Linton are working hard to sell cookies they plan to personally deliver to other children who are patients in Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend kicks off in Savannah  WTVM
Girl Scouts extend cookie sales  Greenville Daily Reflector
Index of Pending Home Sales Rose in January
The National Association of Realtors said on Friday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index increased 1.7 percent to 104.2 last month.
Number Of Contracts Signed For Buying Homes Is The Highest Of The Last 18 ...  The Monitor Daily
U.S. index of pending home sales rises 1.7 pct.  GlobalPost
Colorado's marijuana businesses growing less than they could
DENVER (AP) - Colorado's marijuana industry is producing a lot less than it could, according to a state report released Friday.
Colorado sold 17 tons of retail marijuana in first legal year  Bangor Daily News
Gas prices expected to rise at pump
CHICAGO - The transition from 'winter blend' to 'summer blend' gasoline and other factors are expected to push up prices at the pump in the coming weeks, according to analysts with GasBuddy.
Pump price smashes through $3 ceiling  Victorville Daily Press
Why are gas prices going up again?  CBS News