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2014/11/18
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A gauge of confidence among home builders rebounded this month, led by more optimism over present and upcoming sales of single-family homes, according to data released Tuesday.
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2014/12/11
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. retail sales in November grew the fastest in eight months as shoppers snapped up everything from cars to clothing, according to government data released Thursday.
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2014/12/5
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Here's some good employment news for one of the recession's hardest hit groups: The jobless rate for construction workers is getting closer to pre-meltdown levels, according to government data released Friday.
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2014/12/11
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. retail sales in November grew the fastest in eight months as shoppers snapped up everything from cars to clothing, according to government data released Thursday.
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2014/12/11
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. retail sales in November grew the fastest in eight months as shoppers snapped up everything from cars to clothing, according to government data released Thursday.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Mortgage rates are near 2014 lows, but cheap loans may do little to spur home buying, experts said Thursday after the release of fresh housing-market data.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Mortgage rates are near 2014 lows, but cheap loans may do little to spur home buying, experts said Thursday after the release of fresh housing-market data.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. homeowners' negative equity tumbled last quarter, with the second greatest drop in underwater properties since data tracking started, according to a Thursday release.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Fresh worries over economic growth may lead to rates for the popular 30-year fixed-rate mortgage tumbling to a 17-month low, a drop that could spur additional refinancing, experts said Wednesday morning after data rattled investors.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The two largest U.S. mortgage lenders saw slight mortgage growth in the third quarter, illustrating a sideways-moving housing market that's hobbled by jobs and credit-access problems, experts said Tuesday after the companies released earnings reports.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The two largest U.S. mortgage lenders saw slight mortgage growth in the third quarter, illustrating a sideways-moving housing market that's hobbled by jobs and credit-access problems, experts said Tuesday after the companies released earnings reports.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Long-term mortgage rates have reached their lowest level in more than a year, giving families an opportunity to secure cheap home loans, according to data released Thursday.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Long-term mortgage rates have reached their lowest level in more than a year, giving families an opportunity to secure cheap home loans, according to data released Thursday.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)--Low-down-payment mortgages "can be safely and responsibly made," the chief executive of federally controlled housing-finance giant Fannie Mae said Thursday.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Low-down-payment mortgages "can be safely and responsibly made," the chief executive of federally controlled housing-finance giant Fannie Mae said Thursday.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The financial chief of home improvement behemoth Home Depot on Tuesday said she is "very encouraged" by recent progress by regulators on mortgage availability.
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By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Home prices picked up in October, and more than half of U.S. states are on track to hit or surpass peak bubble-era levels by the middle of 2015, according to a report released Tuesday.
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2014/12/1
By Ryan CaldbeckPrivate equity investors gain as companies delay going public Despite the array of retail investment products that experienced investors can include in their portfolios --
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2014/12/4
By Ryan Dezember For years, private-equity firms gushed into oil investments.
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2014/11/15
By Ryan Dezember Martin Craighead's ascent to the upper levels of Baker Hughes Inc.'s management came as the oilfield-service company swallowed a rival to better compete with larger companies Halliburton Co.
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2014/11/18
By Ryan Knutson, Thomas Gryta and Devlin Barrett AT&T Inc. said federal investigators might need a warrant to gather data about cellphone users' locations, challenging the more permissive legal framework the government has used for years.
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2014/11/17
By Ryan Knutson Sprint Corp.'s new Chief Executive Marcelo Claure is shuffling top executives as he tries to turn around the nation's struggling, third-place wireless carrier.
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2014/12/2
By Ryan Knutson Sprint kicked the wireless industry's price war up a level Tuesday, saying it would let subscribers pay half of what they are paying to AT&T or Verizon in perpetuity if they switch from those carriers.
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2014/12/8
By Ryan Knutson The wireless industry's price war is taking a bite out of Verizon.
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2014/11/20
By Ryan Tracy And Christian Berthelsen WASHINGTON--Executives at three of Wall Street's biggest banks faced a grilling at a Senate hearing Thursday examining whether their commodity businesses wielded unfair market power or put the financial system at risk.
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2014/11/20
By Ryan Tracy and Victoria McGrane WASHINGTON--The Federal Reserve launched a sweeping review of its practices for supervising big banks, a move that comes in response to accusations its internal culture stifles dissent.
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2014/11/25
By Ryan Tracy And Victoria McGrane WASHINGTON--U.S. regulators said Wells Fargo & Co.
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By Ryan Tracy WASHINGTON--Federal regulators fined U.S. Bancorp $9 million and required it return $48 million to customers over "illegal billing practices" related to the bank's identity-theft products.
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2014/11/17
By Ryan Tracy WASHINGTON--The Federal Reserve met with big banks and international regulators on Monday to discuss alternatives to the current London interbank offered rate, or Libor, in the wake of a rate-rigging scandal that has called the widely used benchmark into question.
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2014/11/25
By Ryan Tracy WASHINGTON--U.S. regulators gave Wells Fargo & Co.
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