Purchases of new homes in the U.S. rose more than projected in April, a sign this part of the market is picking up steam during the busiest selling period of the year.
NEW YORK U.S. single-family home prices rose in March from a year earlier, led again by strong increases in the western half of the United States, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.
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Investors in Greek equities may be in an unusually optimistic mood on Tuesday, but instead all of the drama is in the bond market.
WASHINGTON—Demand for big-ticket manufactured goods fell last month, but underlying figures suggest business investment is slowly starting to pick up.