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Bank Of America's $16.65 Billion Settlement And The Last Dinosaur Of The ...
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Record Bank of America Settlement Latest in Government Crusade  Wall Street Journal
Settlement brightens outlook for Bank of America, fund managers say  Reuters
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Family Dollar Rejects Dollar General Bid
NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Family Dollar Stores (FDO) has rejected Dollar General's (DG) $78.50 per share offer citing antitrust concerns, it said on Thursday, while reaffirming its support for a merger with Dollar Tree (DLTR) .
Family Dollar spurns Dollar General bid, reaffirms support for Dollar Tree ...  Christian Science Monitor
Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer on antitrust worries  Reuters India
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Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Level Since September
Americans resold their homes in July at the fastest pace in almost a year, a sign the housing market was gaining steam again after a year-long slump.
Signs of housing improvement in latest existing-home sales report  MarketWatch
US home sales jump; key mortgage rate hits low for the year  Los Angeles Times
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Sears 'unacceptable' results hit retailer
Investor disappointment over the latest results from Sears, which the US retailer acknowledged as �unacceptable�, wiped almost 8 per cent from the value of the company.
Sears Loss Widens as Customers Flee, Extending Slump  Businessweek
Sears CEO: Retailer's Loss, Revenue Decline 'Unacceptable'  Forbes
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S&P 500 at record ahead of Yellen speech
Thursday 18.00 BST. US stocks rose to record highs while the recent upward momentum in Treasury bond yields and the dollar stalled ahead of a keenly awaited speech on Friday from Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve.
S&P 500 hits new intraday high; Dow revisits 17000  USA TODAY
US stocks rise, pushing S&P 500 to intraday record  MarketWatch
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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to year's low of 4.10 pct.; 15-year ...
FILE - This July 10, 2014 file photo shows a home for sale in Quincy, Mass. On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, Freddie Mac is scheduled to report on average U.S.
Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.10 pct
Mortgage rates hit new low for the year  Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
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Business growth slows in China and Europe, but faster in US
LONDON/BEIJING/NEW YORK: Business growth in China and across Europe slowed this month, surveys showed on Thursday, but US activity picked up speed, leaving a mixed picture of global economic growth.
Eurozone business growth slows in August, PMI data shows  BBC News
Eurozone, Asian PMIs point to softer global economy in August  Fortune
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US leading indicator increases solidly in July
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of future U.S. economic activity rose more than expected in July, boosting hopes of stronger growth in the second half of the year.
US Leading Economic Index Rises 0.9% In July, More Than Expected  RTT News
Gauge of US economy rises 0.9 percent in July  SFGate
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Drivers, Brace Yourselves: Labor Day Travel Forecast Hits Six-Year High
Nearly 35 million Americans will travel over the coming Labor Day weekend, the most in six years, thanks to cheaper gasoline prices and more families feeling better about their finances.
Airline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel
Huge number of Americans expected to travel this Labor Day  Memphis Business Journal
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United Airlines to upgrade food and drink options
A United Airlines flight attendant serves passengers onboard a flight leaving Dulles International Airport June 1, 2008 in Dulles, Virginia near Washington, DC.
United Airlines to upgrade food service for premium cabin travelers  Chicago Business Journal
United, Seeking an Edge in First Class, Will Offer Free Meals on More Flights
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