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Housing Starts Fall, But Permits Rebound

Housing starts fell for a third straight month in February, but a rebound in building permits offered some hope for the housing market as it tries to emerge from a soft patch.

New Home Sales Surge Nearly 10% in January

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged in January to a level not seen in more than 5 years, which could ease concerns of a sharp slowdown in the housing market.

Fed Minutes Suggest Continued Tapering

Federal Reserve officials agreed at their January meeting that further gradual reductions in their stimulus would be appropriate as long as the economy keeps improving.

Are Dividend Stocks a Good Bet?

The toughest problem retirees face in today's financial markets is how to get a decent yield on our savings -- but there are stable, decent-paying investments worth exploring.