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    November home sales are down but demand is not

    12/16/2014 09:12 PM EST
    November home sales report reflects a year of low inventory and intense demand across the Bay Area.
     
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    Energy stocks rebound in US as oil price recovers
    12/16/2014 12:06 PM EST - NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies are leading a rebound in the U.S. stock market as the price of oil turns higher. Full Story

    US stocks slide in midday trade, extending decline
    12/15/2014 12:06 PM EST - NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling in midday trading, extending losses from last week. The price of crude oil continued to drop Monday, and Russia's ruble plunged to a record low against the dollar. Full Story

    Smart financial gifts for young adults
    12/12/2014 10:20 PM EST - A personal finance book or other like-minded gift may not be at the top of most 20- and 30-somethings' wish lists this holiday season, but if they are new to managing money, it might be a good idea.  Full Story

    Have small-cap stocks suffered enough?
    12/11/2014 04:03 PM EST - NEW YORK (AP) — This year has felt like a hangover for owners of small-cap stock funds. On several occasions, small-cap stocks have dipped by more than 7 percent in just a matter of weeks. Full Story

    Magid: How to keep your gadgets running during a power outage
    12/12/2014 10:48 PM EST - When you combine massive rain and heavy winds, however, you start to run the serious risk of power failures, which can have a major impact on our ability to use our tech gadgets. Fortunately, there are things we can do to keep at least some of our essential tech gear running during a power emergency. Full Story

    Kohl's to open for over 100 straight hours before Christmas
    12/11/2014 09:50 AM EST - Kohl's Department Stores is kicking its holiday season into overdrive by opening for more than 100 straight hours in the days leading up to Christmas.
     
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    Retail sales report boosts US stock market
    12/11/2014 12:06 PM EST - NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising in midday trading after the U.S. government reported a pickup in retail sales last month. Full Story

    Oil industry document reveals plans to fight clean-energy initiatives
    12/02/2014 09:10 PM EST - The West's leading trade group for the oil industry has collaborated with, and in some cases funded, an array of groups to combat what it calls 'aggressive anti-oil initiatives,' according to a presentation obtained by climate activists. Full Story

    US stocks end mostly lower; European markets sink
    12/09/2014 04:22 PM EST - NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower, avoiding the sharp declines that occurred in Europe and China. Full Story

    Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace. Full Story