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New Housing Starts Climb Again

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported this morning that new housing starts in July rose to an annual...

UnitedHealth Maintains Dividend

The shareholder payout continues to be in robust health at UnitedHealth Group . The company has declared its latest common stock dividend,...

The Dow Follows Manufacturing Higher

A strong showing from the Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing Managers' Index for July has helped the markets roar back today. The...

New Home Sales Rise Sharply in June

The U.S. Census Bureau this morning released data on new single-family home sales for June. Sales rose 8.3% month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted...

U.S. Drought Conditions Spread

The continuing drought over much of the western half of the United States spread modestly in the past week, now covering about 45% of lower 48...