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2014 New Home Sales Rise to 6-Year High

The U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for December. Sales jumped 11.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 from a downwardly revised ...
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November Home Prices Drop Most in Chicago and Detroit

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for November increased by 4.3% year-over-year for the 20-city composite index and by 4.2% for the 10-city composite index. The national index rose 4.7% year-over-year, ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ADT, Microsoft, 3D Systems, Tesla, Yelp and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Tuesday morning after a mixed fanfare on Monday. The end of January is nearing and the trend for 2015 does not yet seem set. Still, ...
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GM Sales Expected to Surge in January

The astonishing recalls that General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) had last year do not appear to have hurt sales this month. GM is expected to have a large increase in ...
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Tencent Most Valuable Chinese Brand at $66 Billion

Chinese brand value has come of age as huge message company Tencent, a glorified instant messaging service, posted a brand value of $66 billion. Tencent is part of a Chinese holding ...
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Over 7 Million People Who Suffered Foreclosures Could Return to Housing Market

About 7.3 million people who owned a home that went through foreclosure in the housing market collapses could potentially be back in the real estate market within eight years. (These people are known ...
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Federal Budget Deficit Projected at Multiyear Low in 2015

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025 Monday morning. The non-partisan CBO now estimates that the federal budget deficit in fiscal year ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Family Dollar, Garmin, Ruckus Wireless, UPS, VeriSign, McDonald’s and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Monday morning. The trend for 2015 has not yet been defined clearly, but throughout 2014 investors kept buying dips and buying value and overlooked stocks. ...
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Small Businesses to Lift Hiring

Economists often say that small businesses employ half of all Americans. If so, the prospects of people who work at or want jobs at these companies has improved. That is a ...
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American Obesity Rate Tops 27%

Heart disease, obesity and diabetes have become epidemics in America. Those trends should not improve soon, as obesity levels hit 27.7% last year. The drag on the American health industry ...
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Year-Old Cars to Buy at Steep Discounts

How much can you save by buying a car that is just one year old compared with a spanking new one? As usual, the answer begins with, “It depends … ...
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Top Analysts Upgrades and Downgrades: Altera, Chevron, Exxon, Discover Financial, LinkedIn, Lululemon and More

After a gigantic rally sparked by an ambitious European quantitative easing move Thursday, investors are looking for a modest open on Friday as some of the tremendous gains generated by ...
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Crude Oil Inventory Soars by 10 Million Barrels

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Thursday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by a whopping 10.1 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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Natural Gas Price Slips as Warmer Winter Cuts Demand

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 216 billion cubic feet for the week ending January 16, compared with an expected ...
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Home Price Index Gains More Than Expected

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported this morning that U.S. home prices rose 0.8% month-over-month in November. Compared with November 2013, the house price index has gained 5.3%. The ...
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