Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

National Business

US pending home sales tumble in December

US pending home sales tumble in December

Signed contracts to buy homes slide 3.7 percent in December, despite lower mortgage rates
Updated: 29 mins ago

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 pct.

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 pct.; still near historically low level
Updated: 27 mins ago
Stock market mixed in early trading; McDonald's stock jumps

Stock market mixed in early trading; McDonald's stock jumps

Stock market edges mostly lower in early trading; McDonald's stock rises after CEO steps down
Updated: 24 mins ago
Alibaba run-in with China regulator signals tougher scrutiny

Alibaba run-in with China regulator signals tougher scrutiny

Criticism of Alibaba highlights tougher government scrutiny of China's private companies
Updated: 44 mins ago

Hershey dips into meat market with Krave Jerky

Hershey dips into meat market with Krave Jerky; 'meat bars' in the works
Updated: 49 mins ago
US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

US unemployment benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

Applications for unemployment aid plummet to nearly 15-year low as companies cut fewer jobs
Updated: 53 mins ago
Alibaba adjusted profit tops estimates, revenue disappoints

Alibaba adjusted profit tops estimates, revenue disappoints

Alibaba's holiday-quarter revenue surges but misses expectations, adjusted earnings beats
Updated: 1 hour ago
Ford beats estimates despite declines in earnings, revenue

Ford beats estimates despite declines in earnings, revenue

Ford's 4Q earnings fall on Venezuela charge, but adjusted profit and revenue top estimates
Updated: 1 hour ago

Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot

Indonesian investigators say AirAsia jetliner flown by co-pilot when it crashed into Java Sea
Updated: 5 hours ago
Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates

Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates

Fed stresses it will be 'patient' in raising rates but notes steadily improving economy
Updated: 6 hours ago

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