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S&P/Case Shiller: May Home Prices Rise At Slowest Rate Since Feb. 2013
In yet another sign that the housing recovery is slowing down, the 14-month streak of double-digit, year-over-year jumps in home prices finally ended in May, data from S&P/Case-Shiller released Tuesday shows.
Home-Price Growth Slows Sharply, Case-Shiller Says  Wall Street Journal
May home prices show smallest gain in 15 mos.  USA TODAY
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Consumer Confidence in U.S. Jumps to Highest Since 2007
Confidence among U.S. consumers soared in July to the highest level in almost seven years as Americans grew more upbeat about the labor market and the outlook for the economy.
US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July  Washington Post
US consumer confidence jumps in July  Reuters
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More than a third of Americans have a debt in collection: report
The Washington Post is reporting: More than a third of consumers with a credit file, about 77 million Americans, have an account in debt collection, according to the study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit ...
Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
More Than 35 Percent Of Americans Have Debt Collectors Hounding Them  Fox News Latino
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Wall Street Markets Edge Higher After Strong Earnings
Markets edged higher on Wall Street on Tuesday after better-than-expected results from companies such as Pfizer and Merck and ahead of data on home prices and consumer sentiment.
US Stock Futures Tick Higher on Earnings, Ahead of Data  Fox Business
US stocks rise; Dow above 17000  MarketWatch
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As Profits Roll In, Aetna To Expand On Obamacare Exchange In 2015
Aetna Aetna said this morning it will expand its private health insurance products on government exchanges under the Affordable Care Act next year to the additional market of Georgia based on the company's first-year successes.
Aetna's Profit Rises Despite Higher Medical Costs  Wall Street Journal
Pre-Market Laggard: Aetna (AET)
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Meet Dollar Tree, The New $18 Billion Power Retailer
The acquisition of Family Dollar by Dollar Tree Dollar Tree has created, overnight, an $18 billion 13,000 store powerhouse. This newly combined company has some pretty big implications for not just the deep discount segment of retail, but mass merchants ...
Unusual Social Activity Around Dollar Tree Stores (DLTR) Today
US Dollar Tree chain pays $9bn for rival Family Dollar Stores  The Australian
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Upswing in June Bank of England mortgage approvals
The number of loan approvals for house purchase was 67,196 in June, up from 62,007 in May, according to the latest figures from the Bank of England.
U.K. Mortgage Approvals Rose More Than Forecast in June  NEWS.GNOM.ES
Mortgage application approvals rise
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UPDATE 2-UBS pays out in German tax case as lawsuits target private bank
... * Q2 net profit 792 mln Sfr vs 690 mln year-ago. * Private bank wins 10.7 bln Sfr in net new money. * Aims to have all German clients come clean by year-end.
Deutsche Bank, UBS See Fee Jump on Share Sales and Deals  Businessweek
Dividends Divide UBS and Deutsche  Wall Street Journal
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Flipkart raises $1 bn in funds, company may be valued at $7 bn
BANGALORE: Flipkart on Tuesday announced it has raised $1 billion (Rs 6,000 crore), the largest ever fund-raising by an Indian internet company.
Indian E-Commerce Firm Flipkart Raises Eye-Popping $1 Billion  New York Times
Indian e-commerce site Flipkart raises $1bn  Financial Times
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Waste Management to Sell Electricity-Production Business
Waste Management Inc. (WM), North America's largest trash hauler, agreed to sell its Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. unit for $1.94 billion to reduce its exposure to electricity prices.
The Morning Leverage: Energy Capital Partners Makes a Pickup From Waste ...  Wall Street Journal
UPDATE 1-Waste Management to sell waste-to-energy unit to Energy Capital  Reuters
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