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Mortgage Rates See Another Weekly Rise

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 11:52 am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up this week for a second straight week, posting new highs for the year. Bob Agnew reports.

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US housing starts rose in Feb., led by single-family homes

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 11:32 am

U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates.
Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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US claims for unemployment benefits dip by 2,000

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a further indication of the health of the labor market. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Toyota to invest in UK plant despite Brexit uncertainty

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

Toyota says it will invest 294-million dollars in the U.K. despite the economic uncertainty surrounding the country’s departure from the European Union. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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US homebuilder sentiment surges to 12-year high in March

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects than they have been since the high-flying days of the housing boom. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Americans spent slightly more at retail stores last month

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 9:12 am

Americans spent only slightly more last month at retail stores compared with January. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US consumer prices rose at a tempered pace in February

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 8:53 am

U.S. consumer prices rose at a slower pace in February. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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VW Looks To Expand Role In U.S., Despite Emissions Woes

Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:26 am

Volkswagen remains bullish about it’s prospects in the United States. Bob Agnew reports.

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Utah state lawmakers have approved the toughest D-U-I standard in the country:

Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 11:11 am

Utah state lawmakers have approved the toughest D-U-I standard in the country:

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There’s has been a major historical discovery in Egypt.

Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 10:51 am

There’s has been a major historical discovery in Egypt.

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Driverless cars are coming faster than you think.

Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 10:51 am

Driverless cars are coming faster than you think. Correspondent Keith Peters has more

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Outdoors retailer L.L. Bean is recalling some snowshoes.

Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

Outdoors retailer L.L. Bean is recalling some snowshoes.

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Volkswagen pleads guilty in US diesel emissions scandal

Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Volkswagen has pleaded guilty in a scandal related to diesel emission tests, but as Correspondent Jeremy House reports, a federal judge in Detroit wants more time to study the deal.

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Rookie Doctors Now Allowed To Work 24 Hours Straight

Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 11:40 am

Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer. Bob Agnew reports.

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Hoping to keep conservatives from jumping ship, House Republican leaders are defending their phased approach to health care reform.

Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 11:15 am

Hoping to keep conservatives from jumping ship, House Republican leaders are defending their phased approach to health care reform. Correspondent Wally Hindes has more on the story

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US adds 235K jobs, unemployment rate falls to 4.7 percent

Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and wages rose at a healthy clip, a sign the economy remains on solid footing after nearly eight years of recovery. Correspondent Jeremy House has details.

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US aluminum group files trade complaint against China

Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 7:25 am

American aluminum producers have filed a complaint accusing Chinese competitors of exporting at improperly low prices in the first case of its kind for the Trump administration. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Tillerson recuses himself from Keystone pipeline decision

Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 7:24 am

The State Department says top U.S. diplomat Rex Tillerson has recused himself from TransCanada’s application for a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Mortgage Rates Set New High For 2017

Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, marking new highs for the year. Bob Agnew reports.

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US claims for unemployment aid rise by 20,000 to 243,000

Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 9:38 am

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained low enough to suggest that most workers enjoy job security. Correspondent Jeremy House has details.

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Kremlin denies violations of nuclear arms pact with US

Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 9:34 am

The Kremlin is rejecting U.S. claims of Russian violations of a landmark nuclear arms treaty. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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IRS strikes back as agents make big dent in identity theft

Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 7:51 am

The IRS reports that the number of identity theft victims plummeted last year after agents struggled for years to combat what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.

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CBO study: Congress can put off debt limit hike to the fall

Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 9:44 am

A new Congressional Budget Office study says the Trump administration and its GOP allies in Congress won’t have to act until sometime this fall to increase the government’s borrowing limit. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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US productivity records smallest annual gain since 2011

Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 9:43 am

The productivity of American workers grew at a slower pace in fourth quarter and last year recorded the smallest annual gain in five years. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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