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Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW YORK — A summer swoon for the stock market appears to be over for now. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed within six points of its all-time high Tuesday, less than two weeks after slumping on concerns about rising tensions in Iraq and Ukraine. Investors were encouraged by economic reports that suggested growth may be poised to pick up, while inflation remains subdued. A pair of company earnings reports also hinted that consumers may be getting more confident and spending more. Home Depot, the nation’s largest home improvement retailer, rose after raising its annual profit forecast following a strong spring selling season. TJX, … 0

Miss. sues credit-reporting firm Experian, alleging errors

Monday, June 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Mississippi has sued Experian, the world’s largest firm that collects detailed information about consumers to evaluate their financial trustworthiness. The lawsuit and a separate investigation of the industry by 32 other states led by Ohio represent a significant new legal challenge to the industry over allegations of paperwork errors and violations … 0

Occupy returns to stage for May Day

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NEW YORK — Glimmers of Occupy Wall Street will surface this week in a smattering of cities as activists join rallies for workers’ rights, as they do every year on May Day. Occupiers probably won’t show up en masse, but they will hold signs and chant, railing against a variety of social and … 0