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Fitch puts US credit rating on negative watch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Fitch credit rating agency has warned that it is reviewing the U.S. government’s AAA credit rating for a possible downgrade, citing Thursday’s looming deadline to increase the nation’s borrowing limit. Fitch […]

10/15/2013

A specialist looks at a screen at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The stock market is closing slightly lower as investors weigh the possibility that political gridlock may keep the government partially closed for some time. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks fall as fears of protracted shutdown grow

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street to Washington: end the shutdown and move on. The U.S. stock market ended lower Wednesday as traders, Europe’s central banker and Wall Street CEOs urged Congress to stop the […]

10/02/2013

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Stocks drop as government heads toward shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks sank Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to something much worse for the economy- a failure to raise the nation’s borrowing limit. It […]

09/30/2013

A realty sign hangs in front of a home for sale in Gilbert, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

US home prices rise 12.4 pct., most in 7½ years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose 12.4 percent in July compared with a year ago, the most since February 2006. An increase in sales on a limited supply of available homes drove the gains. […]

09/24/2013

In this Tuesday, June 11, 2013, photo, a house is offered for sale in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

US home prices rise 12.2 percent, best in 6 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest annual gain since March 2006. The increase shows the housing recovery is strengthening. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller […]

07/30/2013

A Wendy's single with cheese large combo meal at a Wendy's restaurant in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Stocks trade flat after mixed earnings results

NEW YORK (AP) — A mix of good and bad quarterly earnings news from big U.S. companies kept the stock market flipping between small gains and losses in midday trading Tuesday. Wendy’s and United Technologies […]

07/23/2013

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Stocks gain ahead of corporate earnings kickoff

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is rising Monday, ahead of the start of earnings season and on increasing confidence that the economy can support profit growth for U.S. companies. Aluminum producer Alcoa, the […]

07/08/2013

Stocks down

Three reasons not to panic about the market — yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dropping across the globe. Six weeks of gains wiped out in the U.S. The biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in 1 ½ years. It’s easy to give […]

06/20/2013

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Why bad news makes the stock market happy

NEW YORK (AP) — For now, bad news is good for the stock market. Investors judged that the latest weak economic reports will make it more likely that the Federal Reserve will continue to stimulate […]

06/03/2013

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Signed contracts to buy US homes at 3-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes ticked up in April to the highest level in three years. The increase points to growth in home sales in the coming […]

05/30/2013

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