A man carries an umbrella in the rain as he passes the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 16, 2014.
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Business Latest: 5 risks that can derail the economy

 

5 RISKS THAT CAN DERAIL THE U.S. ECONOMY: If there’s one thing we can take away from last week’s stock market dip, it’s that American’s are feeling a little jittery. After five years of economic uncertainty, it finally feels as if things are back on track, yet many people are wondering whether or not the terrible times are truly in the past. Although the U.S. jobless rate is at a six-year low, housing starts have climbed 9% year-to-date and other economic indicators are pointing to good times ahead there are issues keeping economists up at night: a global slowdown; rising long-term rates, lower oil prices and deflation; inflation and stock market jitters. Read more 

WHY THE SELLOFF IS GOOD FOR MILLENNIALS: The sharp drop in the market this week may have baby boomers on edge. But for younger investors, the selloff could be good news. Read more

OFFICIALLS: EBOLA-STRICKEN NURSE ‘CONSCIENTIOUS’: The Texas nurse who flew on a commercial airliner before being diagnosed with Ebola was very “conscientious” about the risk of potentially infecting others, Ohio officials said on Thursday. Read more

DOW OFF FOR 6TH DAY IN LONGEST LOSS STREAK OF 2014: Read more

 

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Business Latest: 5 risks that can derail the economy