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A glance at mortgage rates; 30-year rate rises for 2nd week
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A glance at mortgage rates; 30-year rate rises for 2nd week

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose slightly for the second straight week, but remain at historically low levels that provide an incentive for...

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US mortgage rates tick up this week, 30-year reaches 3.49%
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US mortgage rates tick up this week, 30-year reaches 3.49%

WASHINGTON -- U. S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but they remain far below year-ago levels, which has provided a boost to home sales....

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US retail sales up a modest 0.3% in January
News 2 weeks ago
US retail sales up a modest 0.3% in January

WASHINGTON -- U. S. retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in January, a slight improvement over December, as unseasonably warm weather boosted sales at...

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US retail sales up modest 0.3% in January, boosted by strong sales at furniture and hardware stores
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US retail sales up modest 0.3% in January, boosted by strong sales at furniture and hardware stores

US retail sales up modest 0.3% in January, boosted by strong sales at furniture and hardware stores...

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Most winter residential evictions banned in pricey Seattle
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Most winter residential evictions banned in pricey Seattle

SEATTLE -- Most residential evictions in pricey Seattle have been banned for the city's coldest and wettest months of December, January and...

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Oil from US government leases tops 1 billion barrels in 2019
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Oil from US government leases tops 1 billion barrels in 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Oil production from federally-managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, U. S. officials told The...

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Judge upholds Maryland ban on pet stores' sale of cats, dogs
News 3 weeks ago
Judge upholds Maryland ban on pet stores' sale of cats, dogs

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- A federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit that challenged Maryland's newly enacted ban on the sale of dogs and cats by...

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Macy's to close 125 stores, shed 2,000 corporate jobs
News 3 weeks ago
Macy's to close 125 stores, shed 2,000 corporate jobs

NEW YORK -- Macy's said Tuesday it is closing 125 of its least productive stores and cutting 2,000 corporate jobs as the struggling department...

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Critics: Critical bank law is softened under Trump proposal
News 1 month ago
Critics: Critical bank law is softened under Trump proposal

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is proposing changes to a decades-old law designed to keep banks from discriminating against the poor and...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan at 3.60%
News 1 month ago
A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year loan at 3.60%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest level in three months, deepening the incentive for potential homebuyers although they...

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Express, seeking revival, to close 100 stores
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Express, seeking revival, to close 100 stores

NEW YORK -- Express, a staple in U. S. malls, will close about 100 stores as part of a restructuring plan as the chain grapples with drastic...

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Starbucks expands presence in low-income communities
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Starbucks expands presence in low-income communities

DETROIT -- Starbucks is expanding a program that tries to help low-income communities by opening coffee shops and hiring local workers. The Seattle...

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Nation's largest retail trade group: holiday sales rose 4.1%
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Nation's largest retail trade group: holiday sales rose 4.1%

NEW YORK -- The nation's largest retail trade group says holiday sales increased 4.1%, the top end of its forecast. The National Retail Federation...

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Confident consumers lift US retail sales in December
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Confident consumers lift US retail sales in December

WASHINGTON -- U. S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, evidence that Americans were willing to spend during the winter holidays after a...

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MGM Resorts selling MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay for about $2.5B
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MGM Resorts selling MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay for about $2.5B

LAS VEGAS -- MGM Resorts International is selling the real estate assets of the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip to a joint venture for about $2.5...

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Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines
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Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines

PORTLAND, Maine -- Catalogs, those glossy paper-and-ink offerings of outdoor apparel, kitchenware and fruit baskets, are not yet headed for the...

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Liz Weston: When leasing a car is the more frugal option
News 2 months ago
Liz Weston: When leasing a car is the more frugal option

If you need a car, the most frugal option is to buy one that's 2 to 3 years old, pay cash and drive it until the wheels fall off. The least frugal...

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Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines
News 2 months ago
Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines

PORTLAND, Maine -- Catalogs, those glossy paper-and-ink offerings of outdoor apparel, kitchenware and fruit baskets, are not yet headed for the...

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Historic Memphis neighborhood rejects proposed crematorium
News 2 months ago
Historic Memphis neighborhood rejects proposed crematorium

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Residents in a historically black Memphis neighborhood rejected a proposal for a crematorium to be built within the community's...

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Immigrants seeking driver's licenses line up across New York
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Immigrants seeking driver's licenses line up across New York

ALBANY, N. Y. -- Bundled in winter jackets, immigrants lined up at some Department of Motor Vehicle offices throughout New York as the state began...

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Pawn shop manager catches baby falling off store's counter
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Pawn shop manager catches baby falling off store's counter

A pawn shop manager in Utah is being applauded after catching a baby that was about to fall off the store's counter in a tumble captured by...

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California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycle
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California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycle

California is fining the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at...

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Conservation groups make major land buy along Georgia coast
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Conservation groups make major land buy along Georgia coast

Conservation groups have purchased a swath of land in Georgia that they describe as one of the largest unprotected open space parcels along the...

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New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal
News 2 months ago
New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a...

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Across Mister Rogers’ actual neighborhoods, his faith echoes
News 3 months ago
Across Mister Rogers’ actual neighborhoods, his faith echoes

His TV neighborhood, was, of course, a realm of make believe - a child's-eye view of community summoned into being by an oddly understanding adult,...

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Despite free-flowing kombucha, WeWork tenants feel unease
News 3 months ago
Despite free-flowing kombucha, WeWork tenants feel unease

The kombucha and beer on tap flow freely. The milk-and-cookie happy hours, yoga sessions and waffle Mondays continue as usual. WeWork's stock...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30 year rose to 3.78%
News 4 months ago
A glance at US mortgage rates: 30 year rose to 3.78%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week for the third straight week while remaining historically low, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac...

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Disabled, infirm at senior complex were 'abandoned' in dark
News 4 months ago
Disabled, infirm at senior complex were 'abandoned' in dark

One woman in her 80s tripped over another resident who had fallen on the landing in a steep stairwell. Others got turned around, even in their own...

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US House OKs protections near historical park in New Mexico
News 4 months ago
US House OKs protections near historical park in New Mexico

Walls of stacked stone jut up from the canyon floor, some perfectly aligned with the seasonal movements of the sun and moon. Circular ceremonial...

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Appeals court hears dispute over pipeline compressor station
News 4 months ago
Appeals court hears dispute over pipeline compressor station

Lawyers for opponents of a natural gas compressor station proposed in a historic African American community in Virginia told a federal appeals...

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