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  • US housing recovery appears to be back on track

    US housing recovery appears to be back on track

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:44:21 GMT
    Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.>>
    A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.>>
  • Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

    Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:34:01 GMT
    Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.>>
    Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.>>
  • Stocks move higher; S&P 500 at record high

    Stocks move higher; S&P 500 at record high

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:33:59 GMT
    Asian stocks got a slight boost from Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar, while European markets drifted lower.>>
    U.S. stocks were on pace for a fourth-straight day of gains Thursday, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track to beat its record high close set last month. Investors were encouraged by a report that the...>>
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