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Business Pending U.S. home sales rise in hopeful sign Pending U.S. home sales rise in hopeful sign
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.
Business Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown
Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
Business Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?
The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee.
Business Stock market edges higher in afternoon trading
U.S. financial markets inched higher in light trading Friday afternoon, recouping small losses from earlier in the day. Investors weighed reports that gave a mixed picture of the U.S. economy and better-than-expected company earnings
Business Japan stocks lead Asian declines after weak data
Tokyo stocks led declines in most Asian markets on Friday after Japanese economic data showed that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike.
Business Abercrombie shares tumble as teens turn elsewhere Abercrombie shares tumble as teens turn elsewhere
The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. tumbled Thursday after reporting weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere.
Business U.S. economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014 U.S. economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
Business Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class
European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times.
Business Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters
Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers.
Business U.S. durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent U.S. durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent
Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July. But most of the strength came from demand for commercial aircraft, which tends to fluctuate sharply from month to month. Outside of transportation, orders dipped.
Business Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11 billion Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11 billion
Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
Business Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons
Burger King is in talks to buy doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create a new holding company headquartered in Canada, a move that could shave its tax bill.
Business Sales of US new homes fall in July Sales of US new homes fall in July
Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.
Business Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser is back in Japan Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser is back in Japan
Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones.
Business McDonald's names new US president again McDonald's names new US president again
McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years.