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US home prices rise 10.9 pct., most since 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving […]

05/28/2013

Consumer confidence

US consumer confidence rises in May to 5-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ confidence in the economy jumped in May to a five-year high, lifted by a better outlook for hiring, rising home prices and more optimism about business conditions. The increase suggests consumers […]

05/28/2013

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Dow has its first close above 15,000 points

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is punching through another milestone: its first close above 15,000. The Dow rose 87 points to 15,056 points Tuesday, a gain of 0.6 percent. It was […]

05/07/2013

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As the Dow breaks 15,000, is it too late to buy?

NEW YORK (AP) — Are stocks worth buying now? With the Dow Jones industrial average breaking through 15,000, it’s natural to worry that stocks have gone up too far. But higher priced stocks aren’t necessarily […]

05/05/2013

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US rate on 15-year mortgage at record 2.56 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage fell to a new record low last week, and the rate on the 30-year fixed loan declined. Cheaper mortgages have encouraged more home-buying […]

05/02/2013

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Standard & Poor’s 500 climbs to an all-time high

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose sharply on Wall Street Wednesday, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to an all-time high.

04/10/2013

Stocks down

Stocks plunge after jobs growth disappoints

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks opened sharply lower on Wall Street after U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in nine months, falling short of economists’ forecasts.

04/05/2013

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Where US economy has, and hasn’t, yet recovered

WASHINGTON (AP) — From household wealth to spending at stores, many of the U.S. economy’s vital signs have recovered from the damage done by the Great Recession.

04/04/2013

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Signed contracts to buy US homes dips slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, but the level stayed close to a nearly three-year high. The report suggests sales of previously occupied homes will keep rising in the coming months.

03/27/2013

Ben Bernanke

Bernanke: Stimulus hinges on sustained improvement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that even though the U.S. economy has improved in recent months, the Fed won’t alter its aggressive stimulus policies until it is convinced the gains can be sustained.

03/20/2013

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