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Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills
A new survey by the OECD shows that Americans across generations performed below average on math, reading and problem solving.
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Where Job Growth Is Strongest (Infographic)
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Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets
The investing community slows its headlong dash into some of the riskier entrepreneurship countries, according to a new report.
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Small-Business Confidence Levels Rise, But Not Fast Enough
Small-business owners are marginally more confident than they have been, but their optimism remains below historic norms, a new report finds.
Consumer Spending Flat for Last Three Months: Poll
Despite other economic data to the contrary, U.S. consumer spending may not be as healthy as some believe.
Startups Creating Fewer Jobs -- Not a Problem
The decline in new jobs created by small businesses could be a good thing. Here's why.
The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)
How redirecting even 10 percent of consumer spending from chains to local small businesses can boost local economies and create jobs.
Business Owners More Optimistic About U.S. Economy
The latest survey of private-company executives by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that almost two-thirds of U.S. business owners consider the U.S. economy growing.
Economists Optimistic Even As Sales Growth Slows
A group of economists believe that U.S. economic growth is stable despite sales growth slowing in the second quarter, according to a new report.
Many Believe China Will Soon Overtake the U.S. as World's Leading Superpower
A report from the Pew Research Center shows that many people across the world see China as on its way to becoming the dominant global superpower.
Rising Gas Prices Fuel a Jump in U.S. Consumer Costs
Gasoline prices in June rose by their highest rate in four months, fueling an overall rise in U.S. consumer prices.
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