US homebuilder confidence soars to 7-year high For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months.
The National Associat...
Jun 17, 2013 | 0 | 27 |
Alex Vega, AP Real Estate writerAssociated Press
Futures rising ahead of Fed's 2-day policy meeting NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are rising sharply ahead of this week's two-day policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Dow Jones futures are up 124 points to 15,112. S&P futures have added ...
US stocks little changed at end of a volatile week NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are little changed in the early going on Wall Street as trading quieted down at the end of a turbulent week.
The Dow Jones industrial average edged down a point to 15,175 in...
Lightweight Microsoft Office available on iPhone NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's Office software package is coming to the iPhone for the first time Friday, offering people the ability to read and edit their text documents, spreadsheets and slide pres...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 | 38 |
ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology WriterAssociated Press
Oil tops $97 amid Syria worries, ahead of US data The price of oil rose past $97 a barrel Friday amid concerns about a possible escalation in Syria's civil war while traders awaited the release of several reports on the U.S. economy.
By early afte...
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PABLO GORONDI, Associated PressAssociated Press
US stock market wavers in early trading NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of better economic reports helped nudge the U.S. stock market up in early trading Thursday, even as global markets headed lower.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up four ...
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 | 43 |
MATTHEW CRAFT, AP Business WriterAssociated Press
US unemployment benefit applications fall to 334K WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a decline that suggests steady job gains will endure.
The less vo...
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CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics WriterAssociated Press
Futures slump in the midst of a global selloff NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures slumped Thursday as selloffs in Asia and Europe overshadowed positive reports in the U.S. on jobs and retail sales.
Cited repeatedly as the cause for this week's...