Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market. Read more »
A loan program that was supposed to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses in this cash-strapped resort city has given out nothing and has instead led to a federal... Read more »
Hopi tribal leaders and Arizona's members of Congress are asking U.S. law enforcement to stop the sale of about a dozen sacred Hopi artifacts at a Paris auction house in June. Read more »
Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note. Read more »
Music and dancing ruled on the airwaves last week, as "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Voice" tuned up to score five out of the 10 most-watched shows. Read more »
Hammered by cheaper oil, drilling firms have laid off workers and dragged job growth lower in states from Texas to North Dakota. Read more »
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U.S. banks' earnings rose 6.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as revenues increased, delinquent loans continued to fall and the number of "problem" banks reached a six-year low. Read more »
Shareholders are considering whether Exxon Mobil should put a climate-change expert on its board. Read more »
A Pakistani judge ordered police Wednesday to hold and question the embattled CEO of a software company for a week on allegations he oversaw a global diploma mill, as broadcasters aired images of... Read more »
Broadway's revenue and attendance figures both hit record highs for the third season in a row, fed largely by premium prices and a steady stream of more shows. Read more »
U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. Read more »
The Conference Board says consumer confidence rebounded this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. Read more »
Communications Inc. is said to be nearing a deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55 billion. It would be the latest in a series of deals that have reshaped the cable-TV industry. Read more »
They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league. Read more »
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find... Read more »
More Americans bought new homes in April — evidence that the stronger job market is powering the housing sector. Read more »
As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises,... Read more »
Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved,... Read more »
Global stocks mostly rose Monday on a quiet trading day with Wall Street, London and Hong Kong closed for holidays. Read more »
Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen. Read more »
A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. Read more »
an two dozen paintings that depict life and landscape during different seasons in the heart of North Dakota's oil boom, including workers operating machinery, a train loaded with shale crude and... Read more »
When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring prospective patients across their thresholds: Marijuana will... Read more »
The last time Bath Iron Works looked beyond Navy shipbuilding, workers agreed to a contract aimed at boosting efficiency by allowing shipbuilders to learn and perform multiple tasks. President... Read more »
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