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U.S. new home sales at six-year high; supply increases

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged in August and hit their highest level in more than six years, offering confirmation that the housing recovery remains on course.

Sep 24, 2014 11:36 AM EDT


Chicago church gives congregants $500 each to spend for good

Churchgoers grumble that they always get hit with pleas for money. But congregants at a Chicago church this month got a surprise - they each received a check for $500, with instructions to go out and do something good with it.

Sep 24, 2014 11:34 AM EDT


Ten ways to put your retired iPhone to work

With about 10 million new iPhone 6s ordered in the initial days on the market, a whole lot of old iPhones are destined for the scrap heap.

Sep 24, 2014 11:22 AM EDT


U.S. existing home sales fall, investors pulling back

U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in August as investors stepped away from the market, but the decline probably does not signal renewed weakness in the housing sector.

Sep 22, 2014 11:42 AM EDT


As women earn more, fund managers buy shares of U.S. daycare company

U.S. fund managers are finding a lot to like about finger-painting and naptime.

Sep 19, 2014 11:41 AM EDT


How to whittle down that wireless bill

If you're unhappy with your cell phone service - and really, who isn't? - now might be a unique time to either renegotiate your contract or move to a new carrier.

Sep 18, 2014 04:22 PM EDT


Extreme retirement abroad: How one footloose couple sees the world

For Americans looking to retire abroad, deciding where to live can be a challenge. But Lynne and Tim Martin took that question off the table by deciding to retire everywhere and anywhere.

Sep 18, 2014 04:18 PM EDT


Wells Fargo finds mortgage myths hamper home purchases

Getting a mortgage in the United States may be easier than many borrowers think, according to a survey released Monday by Wells Fargo & Co, the largest U.S. mortgage lender.

Sep 16, 2014 11:32 AM EDT


U.S. CEOs gloomier about hiring, spending plans: survey

U.S. chief executive officers are gloomier about their plans for hiring and capital expenditures over the next six months, and are more wary about their sales prospects, according to a quarterly survey from the Business Roundtable released on Tuesday.

Sep 16, 2014 11:20 AM EDT


As music sales fall, sax player Kenny G turns to stockpicking

Kenny G, the best-selling jazz musician who once played at President Bill Clinton's inaugural ball, wakes up every morning to Starbucks.

Sep 15, 2014 11:39 AM EDT


Retirement insecurity: Two studies underline housing and income challenges

Monday marks the sixth anniversary of the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers, a key event in the Wall Street meltdown that led to the Great Recession. The recession wreaked havoc on the retirement plans of millions of Americans, and two studies released last week suggest that most of us haven't recovered well.

Sep 12, 2014 12:41 PM EDT


Want to save big money? Consider the no-booze budget

Would you give up alcohol to help balance the family budget?

Sep 12, 2014 12:39 PM EDT


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