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Factory orders up in January, helped by airplanes

WASHINGTON — Businesses ordered more manufactured goods from U.S. factories in January, but excluding a big surge in demand for airplanes, the rise in demand was the smallest in three months. The Commerce Department says that excluding the volatile transportation ...

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Pending home sales fall 2.8% in January

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January, the latest evidence that the housing market is struggling to rise above depressed levels. The National Association of Realtors says its index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes ...

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Factory output grows for 5th straight month in January

WASHINGTON — Factories produced more goods for the fifth straight month in January as strong auto sales spurred demand for new cars and trucks. But overall U.S. industrial production fell for the first time in 19 months. Output by America’s ...

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Shoppers shook off snow, retailers gained in January

NEW YORK — Retailers reported surprisingly solid January revenue gains Thursday that swept away fears that snowstorms in much of the country had chilled sales. The reports, which are being compared with a respectable January 2010, offer encouraging signs that ...

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GM, Chrysler, Kia report big US sales gains in January

DETROIT — U.S. sales of cars and trucks rose in January, a strong start to what the auto industry hopes will be an extension of last year’s recovery. In another good sign, sales to individuals were better than sales to ...

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Sticking to resolutions is a marathon, not a sprint

I blinked, and now it’s February. So much for those New Year’s resolutions. Stereotypically, New Year’s resolutions are made at the beginning of the year, and fail within months (or less). Eighty-eight percent of them, in fact. Why is this? According to some, ...

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