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US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years
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US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP)- U.S. home prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer...

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US home sales shoot up to 10-year high
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US home sales shoot up to 10-year high

By JOSH BOAKAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP)- Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the...

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Indiana GOP leaders agree to close cold beer loophole
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Indiana GOP leaders agree to close cold beer loophole

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Jeff Williams checks the stock in the beer cooler behind the counter in a Ricker's convenience store in Sheridan, Ind.,...

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US housing starts fell in March; still stronger than in 2016
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US housing starts fell in March; still stronger than in 2016

By JOSH BOAKAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP)- U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in March, but the pace of construction so far this year...

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Glance: Retailers who sell or no longer sell Ivanka Trump
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Glance: Retailers who sell or no longer sell Ivanka Trump

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File). FILE- This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Retailers are doing a delicate...

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Wal-Mart to discount online-only items delivered to stores
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Wal-Mart to discount online-only items delivered to stores

By ANNE D'INOCENZIOAP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP)- Starting next week, Wal-Mart will offer discounts on thousands of online-only items when...

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Electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business
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Electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)- Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc. is going out of business and shutting down all its stores. The Indianapolis company said...

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Woman who helped launch outdoor retailer REI dies at 107
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Woman who helped launch outdoor retailer REI dies at 107

SEATTLE (AP)- Mary Anderson, a climbing enthusiast who helped start the outdoor retailer REI that has become the nation's largest consumer-owned...

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Australian leader promises help on housing affordability
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Australian leader promises help on housing affordability

CANBERRA, Australia (AP)- Australia's prime minister fended off criticism Wednesday over tax concessions for investors in booming urban property...

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Ralph Lauren to shut down Fifth Avenue Polo store
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Ralph Lauren to shut down Fifth Avenue Polo store

NEW YORK (AP)- Ralph Lauren Corp. said Tuesday that it is shuttering its high-profile Polo store on New York's Fifth Avenue, less than three years...

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White House wealth: Trump employees disclose their finances
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White House wealth: Trump employees disclose their finances

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this Feb. 7, 2017 file photo, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the...

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Trump's son-in-law retains scores of real estate holdings
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Trump's son-in-law retains scores of real estate holdings

By JULIE BYKOWICZ and STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP)- President Donald Trump's son-in-law and daughter are holding onto scores of...

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Kushner retains scores of real estate holdings while in WH
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Kushner retains scores of real estate holdings while in WH

By JULIE BYKOWICZ and STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP)- President Donald Trump's son-in-law and daughter are holding onto scores of...

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Investment from China in Kushner Manhattan property is off
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Investment from China in Kushner Manhattan property is off

NEW YORK (AP)- Talks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over. The Kushner...

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Contracts to buy US homes hit highest level since April
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Contracts to buy US homes hit highest level since April

WASHINGTON (AP)- More people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to...

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Are you buying a house or lottery ticket?
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Are you buying a house or lottery ticket?

The same week legendary investor Warren Buffett put his California vacation house on the market, a friend told me her widowed mother had sold the...

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Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom
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Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, photo, Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger poses for a portrait in his office at Trump Tower in...

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Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow
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Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

By SOPHIA TAREEN and LAURIE KELLMANAssociated Press CHICAGO (AP)- The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move...

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Feds: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease
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Feds: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE- In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The federal agency overseeing...

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US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates
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US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAKAP Economics Writers WASHINGTON (AP)- Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes...

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Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future
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Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE- In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Sears store in Pittsburgh. Sears said that...

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Sears, once a stalwart, has
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Sears, once a stalwart, has "substantial doubt" about future

Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE- In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo,...

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US home sales slowed in February after January surge
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US home sales slowed in February after January surge

WASHINGTON (AP)- Americans retreated from buying homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace in a decade....

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Sears has
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Sears has "substantial doubt" about its future

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE- In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Sears store in Pittsburgh. Sears said that...

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Guardian of Rockefeller fortune, philanthropy dies at 101
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Guardian of Rockefeller fortune, philanthropy dies at 101

NEW YORK (AP)- David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great...

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David Rockefeller, last of generation in family, dies at 101
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David Rockefeller, last of generation in family, dies at 101

NEW YORK (AP)- David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great...

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Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101
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Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101

NEW YORK (AP)- David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most...

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Big box stores gird for battle with Wisconsin cities
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Big box stores gird for battle with Wisconsin cities

MADISON, Wis. (AP)- A battle pitting big-box retail giants including Menards and Wal-Mart against Wisconsin towns and cities is headed to the...

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US housing starts rose in Feb., led by single-family homes
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US housing starts rose in Feb., led by single-family homes

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, new home construction is underway in a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. On...

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Americans spent slightly more at retail stores last month
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Americans spent slightly more at retail stores last month

WASHINGTON (AP)- Americans spent only slightly more last month at retail stores compared with January, a sign of consumer caution despite rising...

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