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AUSTIN/ATLANTA (Reuters) - High unemployment and reluctant consumers will likely make an incipient U.S. economic recovery weak and erratic, top Federal Reserve officials said in a string of speeches across the country on Tuesday.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock index futures edged lower on Tuesday as investors paused after the market hit a 13-month high in the previous session on expectations for prolonged low interest rates.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A broad U.S. stocks rally sent the Dow industrials to a 13-month high on Monday, after the Group of 20 pledged to keep aid flowing to the world economy, strengthening investors' desire for risk.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - As unemployment in the United States edges above 10 percent, anxious investors will look to earnings reports from major retailers for signs of life in the beaten-up consumer.

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Opel's top German labor leader said on Sunday he was willing to hold negotiations over a restructuring of the European carmaker under its parent General Motors so long as it gains greater independence.

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ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Saturday stressed the necessity of keeping global economic stimulus in place until recovery is assured and opposed the utility of a tax on financial transactions as a way to dampen risky bank behavior.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - As unemployment in the United States edges above 10 percent, anxious investors will look to earnings reports from major retailers for signs of life in the beaten-up consumer.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in choppy trading on Friday as brokerage upgrades offset data showing the unemployment rate soared to 10.2 percent last month, its highest in more than 26 years.

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DETROIT/RUSSELSHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday said it was readying a plan to restructure Opel and could pay off debt due this month as German workers went on strike to protest the automakers decision to keep the European unit.

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(Reuters) - U.S. shares were expected to fall on Thursday, after ending only marginally higher in the previous session, following the Federal Reserve's statement that it was keeping rates close to zero for an "extended period."