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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. 
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    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

    US stocks recover ground on retail sales gain
    04/14/2014 10:53 PM EDT - U.S. stocks mounted a modest rally on Monday, helping investors recover some of the ground lost after a rough finish last week. Investors were bracing for another round of discouraging earnings and a third consecutive loss for the stock market. But the market pushed higher from the get-go Monday, receiving a boost from solid earnings from Citigroup and a strong pickup in retail sales last Full Story

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    Taxman give bonuses to 1,100 employees who owe back taxes

    A government investigator says the Internal Revenue Service paid $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes. Full Story
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    Interactive graphic: Breaking down Albert Pujols' 500 HRs

    Here's a look at Albert Pujols' 500 career homers by year, the pitchers he hit them off of, and the parks where he hit them. Full Story
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    Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman on the 'Late Show'

    Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman twice. Full Story