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Business Fed proposing big U.S. banks boost capital cushions Fed proposing big U.S. banks boost capital cushions
Federal regulators are proposing that the eight biggest U.S. banks be required to further increase the amount of capital they set aside to cushion against unexpected losses.
Business More Americans to buy homes with 3 percent down More Americans to buy homes with 3 percent down
Some Americans will soon be able to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3 percent, compared with the current minimum of 5 percent, the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say.
Business China trade growth tumbles in November China trade growth tumbles in November
China's export growth tumbled in November and imports contracted unexpectedly in a new sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
Business Inside new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle Inside new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle (Photo Gallery)
Starbucks opened its first-ever Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room this morning on Capitol Hill. The Roastery is designed to be an 15,000 square foot integrated coffee roasting, education and retail space to expand the company's small-lot sourcing program and to serve as homage to the rich history of specialty coffee.
Business US adds 321,000 jobs, the most in nearly 3 years US adds 321,000 jobs, the most in nearly 3 years
U.S. employers added a whopping 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years and the latest sign that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.
Business Bebe discloses data breach
Bebe stores Inc. said Friday that it recently detected suspicious activity on computers that run the payment processing system used for its stores, making it the latest company to disclose a data breach.
Business U.S. unemployment aid applications fall below 300,000 U.S. unemployment aid applications fall below 300,000
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits slipped below 300,000 last week, after having spiked above that level in the prior week for the first time in nearly three months.