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    US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise, on earnings

    04/23/2014 09:45 PM EDT
    NEW YORK -- Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S.companies. A surprise drop in new home sales also weighed on the broader market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 4.16 points, or 0. 
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    Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March
    04/23/2014 11:12 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales of new homes declined 14.5 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000. Full Story

    Earnings and corporate deals lift US stocks for sixth day
    04/22/2014 09:50 PM EDT - NEW YORK -- Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday. Allergan surged after Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it had teamed up with activist investor Bill Ackman to make a bid for the Botox maker. Netflix and Harley-Davidson rose sharply after reporting earnings that beat analyst’s expectations. Full Story

    MCLA offering accelerated business degree program
    04/21/2014 03:35 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will offer a bachelor of science degree in business administration this fall as a degree completion program, an option for adult learners interested in completing their degree in an accelerated time period. Full Story

    Gates-funded student data group to shut down
    04/21/2014 02:59 PM EDT - BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The head of a student data processing organization says it will shut down in the coming months following criticism that led to the recent loss of its last client - New York state. The Atlanta-based nonprofit inBloom was started with $100 million in financing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Carnegie Corp. Full Story

    Report: Sandy's fallout affecting small business
    04/21/2014 02:55 PM EDT - LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) - When suburban New York delicatessen owner P.J. Whelan heard the findings of a Federal Reserve Bank of New York poll released Monday on Superstorm Sandy's effect on small businesses, he began nodding in agreement. "They got those numbers right," the Long Beach, N.Y., businessman said of the results that found a third of small businesses in tri-state Sandy disaster areas Full Story

    Gauge of US economy up for 3rd straight month
    04/21/2014 10:25 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy's pace to slow. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators increased 0.8 percent in March after a 0.5 percent rise in February and modest 0. Full Story

    US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in
    04/17/2014 09:50 PM EDT - Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn’t an easy ride up. The stock market appeared set in the morning for its fourth consecutive positive open, but immediately turned negative as investors sold shares in Google and IBM. The market heavyweights reported disappointing earnings late Wednesday. Full Story

    US stocks close higher for third day in a row on positive data
    04/16/2014 10:32 PM EDT - Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data. Major U.S. stock indexes notched their third day of gains in a row. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies posting big gains. Full Story

    US stock market rebounds after choppy day; even tech stocks bounce
    04/15/2014 10:24 PM EDT - A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday. Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebuilders and simmering tensions in the Ukraine. The late rally even gave a lift to tech stocks like Google and Intel, which had weighed on the market much of the day. Full Story

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    Congress is using Twitter, but which party is most active?

    Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Full Story
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    Watch Yankees pitcher get caught using pine tar

    Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night. Full Story
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    Justin Bieber is sorry for visiting this Japanese war shrine

    Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer. Full Story