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  • US home sales rebound slightly in February
    U.S. home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather. More
  • Dollar rises above 100 yen for 1st time in 4 years
    The dollar has risen above 100 yen for the first time in more than four years as currency traders persist in selling the Japanese currency in reaction to Tokyo's aggressive credit-easing moves. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • US home building is surging, but job growth isn't
    The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
  • S&P 500 Weekly Update: The Rally Continues For This 'Market Of Stocks'
    The opportunities are there; stock selection remains the prime objective. Global PMI reports confirm the economic rebound has begun. Anyone looking for the V sh ...
    07/3/2020 - 8:23 pm | View Link
  • Coronavirus Live Updates: In a Stark Reversal, Texas Governor Orders Residents to Wear Masks
    The United States set a single-day case record for the fifth time in a little over a week. Heading into the Fourth of July holiday, officials warn residents to stay home.
    07/2/2020 - 10:29 am | View Link
  • Does Biden’s Big New Deal Have Any Room For Tax?
    Tax Notes Federal contributing editor Joseph J. Thorndike examines Joe Biden’s path to the presidential election and argues that if he wins in November, he may face an economic calamity that hasn’t ...
    07/2/2020 - 5:52 am | View Link
  • U.S. Added Nearly 5 Million Jobs in June
    U.S. payrolls grew by 4.8 million in June, the Labor Department said Thursday. It was the second month of gains after a loss of more than 20 million in April, when the pandemic put a large swath of ...
    07/1/2020 - 11:00 pm | View Link
  • Today's top business news: Stocks surge, factory activity contracts for 3rd straight month in June, gold hits 8-year high, and more
    It was a good day for stocks that managed to build on initial momentum in the morning. PTI reports: "Equity benchmark Sense ...
    06/30/2020 - 4:55 pm | View Link
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