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  • The bad news buried in the 4.0% GDP growth in Q2

    The U.S. economy grew 4.0% in the second quarter of 2014, showing that the economy has recovered from quarter one and grown at its fastest pace since Fall 2013. Quarter one GDP was also revised to a contraction of 2.1% from a previously reported contraction of 2.9%.

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  • Fast-food workers win small battle against McDonald’s

    Fast-food workers and labor groups agitating on their behalf may have just won a minor battle in the war for higher wages. A ruling came from the general council of the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday that McDonald's could be held jointly liable for labor and wage violations by its…

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  • This Congress poised to be least productive in history

    This session of Congress, the 113th, is currently the least productive congress ever. With only 125 public laws enacted since this congress began nearly two years ago, and an August recess coming up leading straight into midterm elections—it seems like the record for least done is all but won.

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  • Blue Hill’s Dan Barber: The farm-to-table movement has failed

    Award-winning chef and author Dan Barber tells Yahoo Finance how he's trying to radically change the way we eat and why the farm-to-table movement has failed in its mission.

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  • The economy is headed downhill from here: Peter Schiff

    The government reported Wednesday that the economy grew at an annual rate of 4% last quarter. Euro Pacific Capital's Peter Schiff says that quarter will be the strongest quarter this year.

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  • Why falling homeownership rates could be good for the economy

    Fewer people are committed to a major long-term purchase--and more free to pursue opportunity, wherever it is.

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  • 22M young adults live at home: New survey says parents don’t mind

    Why so many young adults are choosing to live at home with mom and dad.

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  • Yoga pants made from car seats? ‘Athleisure’ innovates to stay relevant

    Athleisure, the fashion trend that swept the nation and hurt jeans retailers nationwide (just ask the CEO of Levi Strauss), is still chugging along. The fad, where teens wear active wear as everyday clothing, now comprises 14.4% of their purchases.

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  • El Pollo Loco has risks, but you'd never know it

    El Pollo Loco shares were finally taking a break after a smashing two-day surge, but that early advance made it clear Wall Street views this company as a potential standout in the increasingly crowded American restaurant scene.

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  • Here’s how Twitter could fix its growth problem

    Can micro-blogging site Twitter get back in investors’ good graces? It’s no easy task for a money-losing company already valued at $22 billion,

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  • Why Washington will do nothing to keep companies from avoiding taxes

    Former George W. Bush economic advisor and director of the CBO Douglas Holtz-Eakin offers his take on the growing controversy about corporate inversions.

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  • One-third of Americans are delinquent on their debt

    More than one-third of Americans had debt in collections in 2013, according to a new study by the Urban Institute.

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  • Family Dollar takeover hints that dollar stores' best days are ending

    The proposed $8.5 billion purchase of Family Dollar by Dollar Tree is a logical, if expensive, bid at consolidating the fast-maturing dollar-store business. There is arguably a glut of dollar stores just as Walmart, drugstore chains and convenience-shop operators target their customers.

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  • Meet HitchBOT: the robot hitchhiking across Canada

    Robot hitchhiker sounds like the name of an old horror movie but today, it’s actually a friendly reality. Two professors at McMaster and Ryerson University have created “HitchBOT,” a robot programmed to hitchhike across Canada, and they’re putting it to the test this summer.

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  • Top 1% mutual fund: small caps aren’t overvalued

    A recent study from the S.&P. Dow Jones Indices found that only two mutual funds out of 2862 were consistent top-performers year after year, five years in a row, relative to peers. Craig Hodges, president of Hodges Capital Management, manages one of them -- the Hodges Small Cap fund -- and reveals…

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  • Samsung stumbles as it tries to move away from Google

    Samsung Electronics stumbled again this week, announcing it had indefinitely postponed the rollout of phones running its home-grown Tizen operating system in Russsia.

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  • Why transportation stocks are a smart play now

    Portfolio manager Craig Hodges tells Yahoo Finance why he's bullish on airline stocks.

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  • What to watch: Fed, jobs report and the buffalo wing indicator?

    Next week will be huge for the big-macro picture. Tuesday and Wednesday mark the FOMC meeting and statement, real GDP for the second quarter is released at 8:30am on Wednesday and July employment numbers come out at 8:30am ET on Friday. Yahoo Finance’s boldest and brightest joined Lauren Lyster to…

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  • At Wendy's, create-your-own-burger gets a test

    Wendy's is taking another step toward trying to stand out from the fast-food burger pack, this time by testing an option that allows patrons to create their own sandwich from the ground up.

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  • Mark Cuban: Companies moving overseas will raise everyone’s taxes

    President Obama in a speech this week called for "economic patriotism." He's decrying US companies that set up or buy a company in another country to take advantage of that country's lower corporate tax rate. The tactic is called a corporate inversion, and billionaire investor Marc Cuban is up in…

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