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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.98%
Issued: July 30, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent. ...
US economy posts solid 2.3% growth rate in 2Q
Issued: July 30, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a...
Jon Stewart signing off 'Daily Show' fake newscast for real
Issued: July 30, 2015
NEW YORK -- After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his Peabody Award, his cultural...
Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 267,000
Issued: July 30, 2015
WASHINGTON -- More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the increase was from a very low level and the figures still point to a...
Gov't finds health law co-ops awash in red ink
Issued: July 30, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen...
US home rental prices climb again in June
Issued: July 30, 2015
WASHINGTON -- U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around New York, Los Angeles...
Whole Foods: Sales hurt by bad publicity from overcharging
Issued: July 29, 2015
NEW YORK — Whole Foods is feeling pinched after New York City officials found it was overcharging customers. ...
FTC investigating online college University of Phoenix
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The University of Phoenix, which runs an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible...
House approves bill to make it easier to fire VA workers
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday approved a bill making it easier to fire or demote hundreds of thousands of employees at the Department of...
Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow
Issued: July 29, 2015
NEW YORK — Facebook surpassed expectations on all fronts in the second quarter, growing not just profit and revenue but its already-massive user base,...
House votes to provide money for highways, transit
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town for...
Million-dollar donors lift Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Jeb Bush's record-setting presidential fundraising haul. ...
Lew informs Congress he extending debt-limit measures
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Wednesday that he will extend for another three months the authority he is using to take...
Stocks end higher after Fed keeps interest rates unchanged
Issued: July 29, 2015
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers voted to keep interest rates unchanged and gave no indication that a rate...
Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic...
Tesla offers 1st incentive in owner referral program
Issued: July 29, 2015
DETROIT — Electric car maker Telsa Motors Inc. is offering its first incentive, $1,000 to new-car buyers who are referred by current Tesla owners. ...
Boehner backs push to export US crude oil
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he supports a push by U.S. oil companies to ship their crude oil overseas and lift a decades-long ban on...
Boehner calls challenge by Republican 'no big deal'
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner brushed aside a challenge to his tenure on Wednesday as the work of a lone dissident Republican amounting to...
Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case
Issued: July 29, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa — A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire who was accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from...
Lawmakers poised to leave town with lots of work left undone
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Congress is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town this week for its August...
Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its latest policy meeting ended: ...
Twitter stock plunges as user growth stalls
Issued: July 29, 2015
NEW YORK — Tepid user growth and ongoing uncertainty about its leadership are dragging Twitter's stock to its lowest level in over a year even...
Top military leader says deal keeps Iran from atomic weapon
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — America's top military leader said Wednesday that the recently signed nuclear deal works to keep Iran from having an atomic weapon,...
House, Senate move toward short-term highway bill
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while...
Lew gets more than 1 million comments on currency redesign
Issued: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday he's gotten more than a million responses to his request for comments on how U.S....


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