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National foreclosures drop again in April (access required)

National foreclosure filings in April hit the lowest monthly total since July 2007, a new report by the data firm RealtyTrac shows. The filings, which include default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions, were reported on 188,780 properties in the ...

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Unemployment benefit applications stuck above 400K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was mostly unchanged last week, evidence that the weak economy is struggling to generate jobs. Unemployment benefit applications ticked down 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 428,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. ...

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April consumer spending shows weak gain

WASHINGTON — Consumers spent more in April but much of the increase was eaten up by higher food and energy prices. After discounting for the jump in prices, spending barely budged and after-tax incomes were flat for a second straight ...

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Rising food, gas costs push up US consumer prices

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers paid more for gas and food in April, pushing inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But so far this month, inflationary pressures have begun to ease. The Consumer Price Index increased ...

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Consumer Confidence Index rises in April

NEW YORK — A monthly survey says concerns about jobs and inflation eased in April, pushing the Consumer Confidence Index above expectations. The Conference Board says the index rose to 65.4 from a revised 63.8 in March. Economists expected a ...

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