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Fewer people signed contracts to buy US homes in March

Fewer consumers signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as the spring buying season revs up with stiff competition for affordable homes amid lagging inventory. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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US unemployment claims tick up but remain at low level

More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remained at a low level that suggests most workers enjoy job security. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US durable goods advance modest 0.7 percent in March

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted only a modest gain in March as a key category that tracks business investment plans remained weak. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

Shareholders irritated by the fallout from Wells Fargo’s sales practices scandal have sent a warning to the bank’s executives and board, with some directors barely holding onto their jobs in what is typically a symbolic vote. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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FDA: Avoid fake `miracle’ cancer treatments sold on internet

U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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WTO ruling favors Mexico in US `dolphin-safe’ tuna spat

The World Trade Organization has ruled that Mexico’s tuna industry has been harmed by U.S. “dolphin-safe” labeling rules and says the country can seek retaliatory measures worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US new-home sales climb to 8-month high in March

U.S. sales of new homes shot up in March to the fastest pace in 8 months, as more Americans are upgrading their houses in a positive sign for the broader economy.
Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

U.S. homes prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Golf ball pieces from harvest cause hash brown recall

A food company is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Republican lawmakers want to make private a database of consumer complaints against banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies.

Republicans want to privatize database of consumer complaints. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Britain’s back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

A new survey finds that Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping off the list in the wake of the country’s surprise to leave the European Union. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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An American business group says China’s push to develop its own technology and other industries has “narrowed the space” for foreign companies to compete in its market.

An American business group says China’s push to develop its own technology and other industries has “narrowed the space” for foreign companies to compete in its market.

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Boeing will issue hundreds of layoff notices to engineers in Washington state

Boeing will issue hundreds of layoff notices to engineers in Washington state this week. Jeremy House reportS.

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Wells Fargo ups sales practices settlement to $142 million

Wells Fargo is agreeing to expand a recently settled class-action lawsuit by an additional 32-million dollars as well as extend claims for fraudulent accounts that may have been opened going back to 2002. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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US home sales shoot up to 10-year high

Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Buyer wanted: Tiny Oregon town for sale

A dot on a map in rural southwestern Oregon is generating a big-city buzz. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Black Teens Most Likely To Have Smartphones, Poll Says.

A new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones – which could explain why they’re the biggest and most frequent users of mobile-friendly social media apps Snapchat and Instagram. Bob Agnew reports.

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NYC mayor wants highest cigarette prices in US

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing for the nation’s biggest city to also be the country’s priciest spot to buy a pack of smokes. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Applications for US jobless aid rise but remain at low level

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, yet total applications remained at a historically low level that suggests workers are enjoying solid job security. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Exxon Mobil plans multi-billion dollar plant near Texas Gulf

Exxon Mobil and a Saudi partner have agreed to build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant near the Texas coast. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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