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U.S. builders’ outlook rises after hitting 2011 low

WASHINGTON — The outlook among U.S. homebuilders became a bit rosier in June but the future prospects for home construction are anything but promising. An index of builders’ outlook for their industry in June rose two points to 15, the ...

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DuPont says 1Q earnings are up, boosts outlook

DOVER, Delaware — The Dupont Co. raised its 2011 earnings guidance Thursday after double-digit sales boosted first-quarter earnings, and executives urged shareholders of a Danish takeover target to strongly consider its offer. The chemical company is attempting to buy Danish ...

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IT outlook brightens

A majority of information technology executives expect project needs to increase over the next six months and foresee a rise in IT salaries, according to a report by Hanover-based TEKsystems Inc., a technology staffing and services company. A quarterly survey ...

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Federal Reserve officials slightly more upbeat on economy

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials were slightly more optimistic last month about economic growth for this year than they were in November, reflecting expected gains in consumer and business spending from tax cuts. Fed officials said in an updated forecast ...

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