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What's the Best Use for Your IRS Refund?

So you're getting an IRS refund -- maybe even a bigger one than you anticipated. The average refund this year is over $3,000, according to...

Textron and Northrop Grumman Win Multiple Defense Contracts

The Department of Defense awarded 19 separate defense contracts Thursday, worth $6.64 billion in total.

Textron won two of them:

  • A $59.7...

Rio Tinto Could Be the Next Big Player in This Key Industry

Since buying its massive Jansen potash deposit in Saskatchewan in 2011, BHP Billiton has sunk more than $1 billion into the project,...

Mortgage Applications Fall as Interest Rates Pick Up

Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week as interest rates rose to the highest level since January, an industry group says.

New Home Sales Fall in February: Blame the Weather or Rising Rates?

Another week, another disappointing housing report. 

The Commerce Department's survey of new home sales in February was just released (opens...

New Home Sales Fall to 5-Month Low

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell more than expected and hit a five-month low in February, pointing to continued weakness in the housing market.

Home Prices Rise More Than Forecast in January

U.S. single-family home prices rose in January and slightly beat expectations, a closely watched survey says.

House Rich: Neighborhoods With the Biggest Price Jumps

Wondering which housing markets are hot? Here's a list from 12 states on the list of 50 U.S. neighborhoods with the highest year-over-year rise in median home price.

Sales of Existing Homes in U.S. Fall to Lowest Since 2012

U.S. home resales dropped slightly in February to a 19 month-low as cold weather and a shortage of homes for sale continued to sideline potential buyers.