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  • Report: Second-quarter mortgage lending stronger than expected

    Report: Second-quarter mortgage lending stronger than expected
    The mortgage market, which had been beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. Home lending, which hit a 14-year low in the first quarter of this year, was much stronger than expected during the second...
  • U.S. and China say they 'narrowed differences' in Beijing talks

    U.S. and Chinese officials said Thursday that they had “narrowed differences” during two days of high-level, wide-ranging talks on issues including cyber-security, climate change, foreign exchange rates, economic reforms and bilateral...
  • Sales of homes for at least $1 million heat up in California

    Sales of homes for at least $1 million heat up in California
    While the overall housing market may have been stuck in neutral this spring, there was no stopping sales of high-end homes. Sales of homes for $1 million or more hit a seven-year high in California in the second quarter, while sales of $2-million-plus...
  • Fed stays course on policy but acknowledges rising inflation

    Despite the economic rebound and sharp drop in the unemployment rate recently, Federal Reserve officials still see considerable weakness in the labor market and remain very cautious about moving away from their easy-money policy. The Fed, in a statement...
  • U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter

    U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter
    The economy's strong second-quarter growth showed the recovery has regained momentum after a brutal winter and could signal a quicker end to the era of rock-bottom interest rates. The nation's total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
  • Credit card interest scams get more interesting

    Audrey Ohl got worried when her caller ID showed Woodlawn Fire Department in South Whitehall Township was ringing her phone. One of her children lives in that area. "I thought, Oh my gosh, what's happening? Did something happen at their house and they'...
  • Help for stashing your cash

    Help for stashing your cash
    Searching for a place to stash cash is frustrating. You could put the money in a savings account and earn virtually nothing. You could put it in a money market fund and suffer the same fate. You could select a short-term bond fund, but you will get...
  • British investors back out of government debt, favor stocks: Reuters poll

    LONDON (Reuters) - British investment managers pared back their holdings of government debt in July and pumped more money into the equity markets before an expected rise in some central bank interest rates. A monthly Reuters poll of 11 UK-based...
  • World investors load up on stocks, Europe leads way: Reuters poll

    LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors bought more stocks in July than at any point in more than two years, spearheaded by a push into Europe and growing confidence in the continent's economic recovery, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday. Faith in the global...
  • CME Group earnings drop on weak trading volumes

    CME Group earnings drop on weak trading volumes
    CME Group Inc., the world's largest futures market operator, on Thursday reported lower-than-expected second-quarter earnings due to weak trading volumes. CME Group Inc., the world's largest futures market operator, reported lower-than-expected second-...
  • China home prices seen slowing sharply in 2014, flat in 2015: Reuters poll

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese home prices are likely to rise only by a sliver of 0.5 percent in 2014 as a housing downturn deepens, a Reuters poll showed, though a market collapse is seen to be highly unlikely. The median forecast of 15 analysts showed...