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Jobless Claims Plummet to 5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to its lowest level since the early days of the 2007-09 recession.

7 Business Battles That Bruised Consumers in 2012

Companies get into fights all the time: in the courts, through their advertising, in contract negotiations with partners, and even with their own workers. To some extent, it's just business as usual -- but when those fights escalate, it's often consumers who feel the pain.

Twinkies Likely to Survive Sale of Hostess

Twinkie lovers, relax: Your snacks are likely to survive, even though Hostess Brands will not. Despite the problems that led Hostess to bankruptcy court, its high brand recognition and strong revenues ensure other companies will bid for at least slices of its baked goods empire.