August Foreclosure Inventory Highest in NYC, Tampa, Orlando

In the month of August, 36,000 U.S. home foreclosures were completed, up 0.8% month over month and down 21% from a total of 46,000 in August 2014, according to CoreLogic. ...
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September Small Business Optimism Improves a Little

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for September rose 0.2 points from 95.9 in August to come in at 96.1. ...
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Gasoline Prices Rose Last Week

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States Monday morning was $2.31, up 2.7 cents compared with the last Monday’s average. More than half ...
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OPEC Lowers US Production Totals Again

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released its October Oil Market Report Monday morning, and the cartel raised its forecast of 2015 global demand growth by another 40,000 ...
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Marijuana Price Drops 4% to $1,816

For the week ended Friday, October 9, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis decreased by $67 (4%) from $1,884 in the prior week to $1,816. The simple ...
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Oil Rig Count Dips by 9 as Crude Oil Price Jumps by $4 a Barrel

In the week ended October 9, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 605, compared with 614 in the prior week and 1,609 a year ...
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Corn Prices Fall on USDA Reports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) and crop production reports Friday morning, and the agency forecast U.S. corn production would ...
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Apple Gaining Share in Shrinking PC Market

Worldwide unit sales of personal computers (PCs) fell 10.8% in the third quarter, but Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) continues to move up the worldwide and domestic sales charts. In the ...
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Renewables Account for 10% of US Energy Supply

Total carbon pollution in the U.S. energy sector has dropped below the levels set in 1996. By the end of 2014, about 10% of U.S. energy use came from renewable ...
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Florida, Maryland Top States for Distressed Home Sales

U.S. sales of distressed homes totaled 9.4% of all homes sold in July of this year according to data from CoreLogic and published Thursday on the company’s blog. The total ...
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The Hard Numbers Behind eBay’s Serious Stock Drop

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) may now be independent of PayPal, but the transition may not be as fluid and riskless as some of the activist investors might have hoped. eBay ...
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Natural Gas Inventory on Track to Top 3.9 Trillion Cubic Feet by Month’s End

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 95 billion cubic feet for the week ending October 2. Analysts were expecting a ...
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September Retail Sales Show Modest Gain

Retailers are announcing September U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday morning, and research firm Retail Metrics has noted a modest year-over-year gain of 0.7% for the month. Retail Metrics had projected ...
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Food Costs to Rebound Slightly Next Year

Since reaching a peak in 2011, food prices have dropped by a third on the strength of bumper crops and improved global availability of food. Lower prices for energy, particularly ...
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September Retail Sales Expected to Be Sluggish

Several chain stores will be announcing September same-store sales on after markets close Wednesday, and the projections from research firm Retail Metrics are not upbeat. The researchers’ projection calls for ...
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