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AP Interview: Iraq Official Says War Hurts Economy

| By Vivian Salama | Thursday Dec 4, 2014
Plunging oil prices and soaring costs from Iraq's war against the Islamic State group is hurting Iraq's economy and will prompt government spending cuts, including in defense, the country's finance minister said Wednesday.

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Obama Tells CEOs He Wants to Work on Wage Growth

| By Jim Kuhnhenn | Dec 4
Citing 60-year high corporate profits, President Barack Obama told CEOs Wednesday he wants to engage them on "some tricky questions" about how to overcome stagnant wages in the face of business successes and a rising stock market.

How to Avoid Holiday Fraud

| Dec 4
Heba Kanso, Digital Reporter for CBSNews.com, discusses how to avoid charity fraud when donating this holiday season.

House Nearing Vote on 1-Year Package of Tax Breaks

| By Stephen Ohlemacher | Dec 2
Struggling to reach a long-term agreement, House Republicans are weighing a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

Cyber Monday Shoppers Give Retailers Sales Bump

| By Mae Anderson | Dec 1
Cyber Monday is turning into Cyber Month. Retailers rolled out discounts and free shipping deals on Cyber Monday, with millions of Americans expected to log on and shop on their work computers, laptops and tablets after the busy holiday shopping weekend.

US Bank Earnings up 7.3 Percent in 3Q

| By Ken Sweet | Nov 27
Helped by an increase in commercial, industrial and auto loans, U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and continued to lend out more money.

Thanksgiving Trumps Black Friday for Deals

| By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 26
Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.

When Should Holiday Shoppers Buy Online?

| Nov 24
American consumers, start your engines. This weekend kicks off the holiday shopping season. Jill Schlesinger has what you need to know in her look at the business week ahead.

Tips on Getting Deals During Black Friday Blitz

| By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 21
Sure, stores have been pushing discounts on holiday merchandise since Halloween, but experts say Thanksgiving weekend still lives up to the hype of serving up the season's best bargains from TVs to clothing.

Credit Score Company Settles FTC Charges for $22M

| Nov 20
A company that promised customers free credit scores has agreed to pay $22 million to settle charges that it billed customers for monthly credit monitoring that they did not sign up for.

US Retail Sales Rise on Autos, Online Purchases

| By Christopher S. Rugaber | Nov 17
U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending.

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