WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 4.9 percent in May from 12 months earlier, down slightly from a 5 ...
The Ford Motor Company reported strong profits well above expectations on Tuesday, saying that quarterly earnings were $1.9 billion, up 44 percent compared with a year earlier.
Consumer confidence slumped in July by the most in almost four years as households became less upbeat about the outlook for the economy, employment and their finances, figures from the New York-based Conference Board showed Tuesday.
... * Two-day Fed meeting begins on Tuesday. * China says regulators will continue buying shares. * June consumer confidence falls to lowest level since Sept.
... * Save-A-Lot has over 1,300 stores in U.S.. * SuperValu 1st-qtr profit rises 42 pct. * Sales up 2.7 pct at $5.41 bln. * Shares rise as much as 17 pct (Adds details on businesses, analysts' comments, shares).