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Home prices show 'slow and steady growth.' Will it continue?
Standard & Poor's 20-city home price index reported year-over-year price gains in February, up 5 percent from a 4.5 percent pace in January.
South Florida sees third-highest annual home price growth in nation  Miami Herald
US home prices accelerated in February as sales rise  Newsday
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Stock markets rocked by US consumer fears
Financial markets headed lower on Tuesday on signs that US consumers were becoming less confident about the economy. The S&P 500 fell by 0.6pc as data showed that faith in the US had faltered somewhat.
Consumer confidence falls to year's lowest level after weak job growth  Los Angeles Times
Consumers less confident in April after slowdown in hiring  MarketWatch
Tsipras presses for May debt deal, threatens referendum
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday he was confident of an outline deal with international creditors within two weeks, after shaking up his negotiating team and sidelining his finance minister who has infuriated euro zone ...
Hopes for Greek deal rise as prime minister, EU see progress  Washington Post
Greeks shed few tears as 'rock star' Varoufakis forced to sidelines  STLtoday.com
America's biggest poultry producer pledges to stop using human antibiotics
Tyson Foods, the nation's largest poultry supplier, is going antibiotic-free. In just over two years' time, the company announced Tuesday morning, it plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its U.S.
Tyson is making a very big change to its chicken  Fortune
Tyson Plans to Stop Antibiotic Use in Chickens by 2017  KTIC
Ford Raises North American Margin Forecast Citing F-150 Progress
Ford Motor Co. raised its North American profit margin forecast for the year, showing confidence that it will soon move beyond the changeover that has crimped F-150 production for more than a year.
Ford profit misses estimates on higher-than-projected tax rate  Chicago Tribune
Ford still sees 'breakthrough year' despite lower Q1 profits  MLive.com
Google to give European publishers funds for online news challenges
Google says it will give European publishers $162.33-million (U.S.) to help them adapt to the challenge of selling news online. The Internet giant has had a rocky relationship with the European publishing industry, which accuses Google of profiting from its ...
Google tries to play nice with European publishers with $163M fund  The Verge
Google's deal with publishers is good for journalism  The Guardian
Amazon opens marketplace for business customers
Amazon has opened a marketplace for businesses where they can purchase items ranging from basic office supplies like paper clips to sophisticated products such as lab supplies and tractor parts.
Amazon to expand B2B marketplace  Financial Times
Amazon Goes After Staples, Tapping Into a Trillion Dollar Market  TheStreet.com
Uber Brings Food Delivery to NYC and Chicago
Uber is expanding its food delivery service to more cities. The car-hailing app company announced that it will begin delivering meals to residents of New York and Chicago after piloting the service, called UberEats, in LA and Barcelona.
Uber: Now delivering food  CBS News
From Rides to Eats, Uber Launches New Food-Delivery Service  Entrepreneur
UPDATE 2-UPS profit lifted by pricing, maintains 2015 earnings outlook
(Adds details of results, outlook, stock price). By Nick Carey. CHICAGO, April 28 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday reported higher first-quarter net profit due to price increases and productivity improvements, and reaffirmed its earnings outlook ...
UPS Q1 revenue up 1.4 percent to $14.0 billion  Logistics Management
UPS Delivers Stronger Than Expected 14% Earnings Growth  Forbes
3 Mega-Cap Stocks with Impressive Growth Prospects
The U.S. central bank has maintained its short-term interest rates at near-zero levels for almost six years now. Also, the U.S. stock market recently celebrated six years of the Bull Run.
Fed could give clues on first interest rate hike  Pensacola News Journal