Previously (ETSLTOTL) owned U.S. home sales declined for the third consecutive month in November to the lowest level of the year as rising mortgage rates and a limited supply of properties discouraged buyers.
Stocks are mixed Thursday following the Federal Reserve's decision to trim its stimulus. In afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average is up 0.1%, the S&P 500 index is basically flat and the Nasdaq composite is down 0.2%.
Facebook Inc. (FB:US) Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is selling shares to help pay taxes, joining the company and board member Marc Andreessen in an offering worth about $3.9 billion.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A new government report shows New Jersey's unemployment rate fell by more than a half a percentage point to 7.8 percent in November as the state added nearly 17,000 jobs and 31,000 people stopped looking for work.
Maryland will receive about $88 million as part of a national settlement with one of the country's largest mortgage servicers over allegedly questionable foreclosure practices, Attorney General Douglas Gansler said Friday.