The number of foreclosure filings in the U.S. fell 15% last month, to a seven-year low of 113,454 properties, according to RealtyTrac.
Retail sales jumped 0.7% in November, topping economists' forecasts, as strong gains in auto sales and categories like furniture offset the effect of lower gasoline prices.
If you ever meet Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, ask him to hook you up with some Bitcoin. �I'll give $5 worth of Bitcoin to anyone who asks to help them get familiar with it,� he says, estimating that he's given out at least 50 to 100 Bitcoin over the last year.
Just in time for the five-year anniversary of Bernard Madoff's arrest at his apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan comes word of yet another eye-popping fine for JPMorgan Chase (JPM).
A pedestrian walks past a Hilton Hotel in New York. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT:US), the world's biggest hotel operator, climbed in early trading after raising $2.35 billion in a record initial public offering for a ...