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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.
US economy emerging from winter's deep freeze
Spring's thaw is reviving the U.S. economy, too.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring U.S. businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Who says America has lost its muscle?
Friday, April 18, 2014
With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday.
The U.S. economy is showing clear signs of emerging from the brutal winter, with consumer spending picking up broadly, the Federal Reserve's Beige Book survey said Wednesday.
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
U.S. home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.
Yellen signals Fed could take a much more aggressive stance toward banks
The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the kind of risk-taking that triggered the 2008 financial crisis and nearly toppled the entire banking system.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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