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US consumer spending up 5.6%, but virus could stall gains

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their spending in June by a solid...

Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy...

US consumer spending up 8.2%, partly erasing record plunge

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their spending by a record 8.2% in...

US economy shrank at 5% annual rate in Q1

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at an even faster pace than...

US retail sales plunged a record 16% in April as virus hit

By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March...

US economy shrank 4.8% last quarter, with worst yet to come

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 4.8% annual rate last quarter as the coronavirus...

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Fort Worth rings bells in recognition of peace for all

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Prosecutors: Texas man stole $1.6M in COVID-19 relief money

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Tarrant County reports 8 COVID deaths on Wednesday

Tarrant County Public Health on Wednesday reported eight COVID-19 deaths. The deceased include a woman in her 70s, a man in his...

Fort Worth looks to keep current property tax rate

The Fort Worth City Council heard recommendations on the Fiscal Year capital budget for 2021 during the work session on Tuesday, Aug....