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3 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Mortgage rates hit 2014 low

The average rate for a 30-year loan now stands at 4.1%, according to Freddie Mac.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Housing

7 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Unexpected summer blockbuster: Chinese stock funds

Surprise: One of the summer's hottest investments was also one of the most anxiety-inducing a few months earlier.

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Related Topix: Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

11 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.

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Related Topix: Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures, New York

11 hrs ago | KION 46

Investors cheer: S&P 500 hits all-time high

The start of August was rough for stocks as the Russia-Ukraine standoff, the Israel-Gaza conflict and terrorist group activity in Iraq all flared again.

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15 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Gauge of US economy rises 0.9 percent in July

A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.

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16 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Stocks move higher for a fourth day

U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low.

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Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, 9, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

17 hrs ago | Newsday

China manufacturing drags on Asia, but Europe up

Asian stock markets were dampened by a weak China manufacturing survey Thursday, but European stocks opened higher.

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22 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Manufacturing data in China provided a negative surprise, but preliminary August purchasing managers' surveys in Europe were slightly better than expected.

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23 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

China baby boom wagers go bust in stocks as kids cost too much

A nurse takes care of newborn infants at a womens and childrens hospital in Taiyuan city, northwest Chinas Shanxi province, China.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Family, Kids,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Argentina has had it with U.S. bond laws

The country is in default again on some of its debt. Negotiations with several hedge funds over debt repayments broke down so badly in July that Argentina is actually trying to change the laws overseeing its bond contracts.

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Related Topix: South America, Argentina, World News

The New Zealand Herald

NZ dollar declines on US dollar strength after upbeat FOMC minutes

The kiwi fell to 83.67 US cents at 8am in Wellington, from 83.88 cents at 5pm yesterday.

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Iol.co.za

Wall St flat ahead of Fed minutes

US stocks were little changed Wednesday after two days of gains, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting, as investors shrugged off bleak earnings forecasts from some retailers like Lowe's and Target.

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Related Topix: Big Box Retailers

Carlsbad Current-Argus

US stocks quiet ahead of Fed minutes

U.S. stocks were little changed in Wednesday morning trading as investors waited for minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.

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Greenwich Citizen

US stocks move higher; Home Depot rises

Traders James Doherty, left, and Thomas Ferrigno work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Home Building, Home

Bradenton.com

Global stocks drift amid wait for US Fed signs

KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped 0.3 percent to 4,243.93 and Germany's DAX lost 0.2 percent to 9,313.63.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Asian Stocks Steady On Strong U.S. Data, Dollar Holds Gains

Asian stocks were steady on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data lifted Wall Street shares, helping nudge Treasury yields higher and keeping the dollar well bid against the euro and yen.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

The American consumer is back, with an asterisk

Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized, places a hat on the head of a customer in Boston on Aug. 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Newton, MA

Lexington Herald-Leader

Inflation tame, housing starts jump

Headline inflation, as measured by the Labor Department's Consumer Price Index, rose by 0.1 percent in July and 2 percent year-over-year from July 2013.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

KNDO

Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds

Encouraging economic news helped push the stock market higher on Tuesday. Home construction rebounded in July, while inflation remained muted.

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Related Topix: Home Building, Home, Apparel, Aeropostale, Retail

The Republic

US stocks open higher; Home Depot rises

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 41 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,882 as of 9:36 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday.

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