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Business Japan inflation ebbs in May, jobless rate flat Japan inflation ebbs in May, jobless rate flat
The state of Japan's economic recovery remains murky, with inflation still nearly flat in May despite unprecedented monetary stimulus, though joblessness was flat at 3.3 percent and household spending rose for the first time in over a year.
Business Greece, creditors get closer on terms of bailout Greece, creditors get closer on terms of bailout
Greece and its creditors moved closer to clinching a deal this weekend that would keep the country from defaulting on its debts and falling out of the euro bloc, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made more concessions Friday.
Business U.S. economy not as bad in 1st quarter, paving way for rebound U.S. economy not as bad in 1st quarter, paving way for rebound
The U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year, just not as much as previously estimated. More recent data show that the weakness was largely temporary, with a rebound in the works for the April-June quarter.
Business Senate poised to hand Obama big victory on negotiating trade Senate poised to hand Obama big victory on negotiating trade
Congress was poised to hand President Barack Obama a major victory on trade Wednesday, with the Senate set to approve "fast track" negotiating authority and House Democrats dropping their opposition to a part of the legislative package.
Business Crop chemicals fuel higher Monsanto 3rd quarter profit Crop chemicals fuel higher Monsanto 3rd quarter profit
Monsanto Co. reported better-than-expected earnings results for the third quarter on Wednesday as executives of the huge agricultural business continued to make a case for a $45 billion takeover of Swiss competitor, Syngenta AG.