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Los Angeles-area home price gains slow in May, Case-Shiller shows
Home prices in the nation's largest cities climbed 9.3% in May, the smallest gain since February 2013. Above, a home for sale this month in Alameda, Calif.
US Home Prices Rose at Slower Pace in May  New York Times
Case-Shiller Index Shows Home Price Growth Slowing  TIME
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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 ...
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Shareholder Alert: Bernstein Liebhard LLP ...  MarketWatch
Cleary Client Family Dollar in Takeover: Business of Law  Businessweek
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US confidence jumps in July as consumers see better days ahead
Consumers were more confident about the economy in July than they have been in at least six years, The Conference Board said Tuesday, as stock markets float near record highs and expectations build for the recovery.
US Consumer Confidence Rises  Wall Street Journal
Consumer confidence soars to highest level since 2007  Fortune
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UPDATE 2-Pfizer leaves investors guessing on intentions for Astra
(Adds CEO comments, details on Pfizer strategy, drug sales). By Ransdell Pierson. July 29 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc, which in May abandoned its $118 billion bid to buy AstraZeneca Plc, on Tuesday left investors guessing whether it would renew its pursuit of its ...
Pfizer CEO Still Hunting for Deals and Willing to Go Big  Bloomberg
Pfizer beats forecasts as oncology drugs grow  Reuters India
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Wall Street flat as telecom gains offset by earnings
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday after a rally in the telecommunications sector lost steam and a lower earnings forecast from UPS weighed on sentiment.
US Stock Futures Tick Higher on Earnings, Ahead of Data  Fox Business
Wall Street Markets Edge Higher After Strong Earnings  New York Times
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U.S. Stocks Erase Gain as EU Agrees to Russian Sanctions
U.S. stocks were little changed as the European Union agreed to sanctions against Russia, wiping out an earlier rally fueled by profits that beat analysts' estimates and a rally in telephone stocks.
Stock Market News for July 29, 2014
China rally, Russia respite lifts shares as focus turns to US  Economic Times
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More than a third of Americans have a debt in collection: report
More than a third of consumers with credit, about 77 million Americans, have a broad range of delinquent debt, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute.
Study: More Than A Third of Americans In Debt Collection  Boise Weekly
35% of Americans have debt reported to collection agencies  WWMT-TV
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Indian ecommerce site Flipkart raises $1bn
Flipkart, the Indian ecommerce website started by two former Amazon employees, has raised $1bn in fresh funding, as it confronts fierce competition from its US role model and local rivals for a slice of India's internet shopping market.
India's Flipkart Raises $1 Billion in Fresh Funding  Wall Street Journal
Flipkart raises $1 bn in funds, company may be valued at $7 bn  Economic Times
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UPDATE 2-UPS cuts forecast, to spend more on holiday shipping
... * 2nd-qtr profit of $1.21/share vs est $1.25/share. * Cuts 2014 earnings view citing increased expenses. * Sees capex increases for next two years.
UPS cuts forecast, to spend more on holiday shipping  Chicago Tribune
UPS 2Q Profit Drops, Lowers Outlook on Spending  ABC News
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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.
Mortgage approvals begin to rise: BoE  Financial Reporter
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