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    U.S. home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather. More
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    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
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  • 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
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    The current Bubble dwarfs mortgage finance Bubble excess. For starters, home prices have inflated about 50% since the pandemic. Read more here.
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  • Prices fell in June for the first time since the start of the pandemic
    Americans weighed down by fast-rising prices for three years just received more encouraging news on the inflation front. The Consumer Price Index, a measurement of the average change in prices for a ...
    07/11/2024 - 4:03 pm | View Link
  • Environment secretary says water bill rises ‘result of years of failure,’ utilities sign up to reforms – business live
    Clean water campaigner Feargal Sharkey accuses Ofwat of ‘utter disregard for customers and environment;’ US inflation falls more than expected to 3% ...
    07/11/2024 - 3:42 am | View Link
  • Temasek portfolio value logs modest rise; has a cautious approach to China
    Singapore state investor Temasek said on Tuesday its net portfolio value had swung back to growth with a 1.8% gain, adding that profits from investments in the United States and India helped cushion ...
    07/8/2024 - 7:19 pm | View Link
  • U.S. stocks rise amidst global sell-off due to political uncertainty
    Unemployment in the U.S. inched up to 4.1 percent last month, as against the 4 percent expected, according to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.
    07/5/2024 - 9:14 am | View Link
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