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Roundup: US home prices climbed again in July; US consumer confidence jumps in September; more

Home prices climb in July U.S. home prices rose again in July, pulled up by strong gains in Portland, Seattle and Denver. The Standard & Poor's ...

Roundup: Sales of new homes tumbled 7.6 percent in August; more

Sales of new homes tumbled 7.6 percent in August Sales of new homes retreated in August, one month after surging to the highest level in ...

Roundup: Fed wants to put new limits on banks' commodities activities; Wells Fargo CEO resigns from Fed advisory panel; ...

Central bank wants new limits on banks' commodities activities The Federal Reserve wants to put new limits on big banks' activities in physical commodities businesses, ...

Roundup: Lawmakers seeks Labor Department probe of Wells Fargo; Tesla update halts automatic steering if driver inattentive; ...

Lawmakers seek Labor probe of Wells Fargo Democratic lawmakers want to add the Labor Department to the list of regulators scrutinizing Wells Fargo & ...

Roundup: Tesla updates software to improve radar; Interim Viacom CEO to leave, dividend slashed; more

Tesla updates software to boost radar reliability Tesla Motors customers will get enhanced radar and other features in an over-the-air software update that starts Wednesday ...

Roundup: Comcast plans to launch wireless service next year; Unemployment rates mostly fall in US battleground states; more

Comcast plans to launch wireless service next year Comcast plans to launch a cellphone service roughly in the middle of next year, although it would ...

Roundup: Kohl's to hire 69,000 seasonal workers; more

Kohl's to hire at least 69,000 for holiday season work Kohl's plans to hire more than 69,000 workers for the upcoming holiday season to ...

Roundup: Americans take on more mortgage debt; Johnson & Johnson to buy Abbott's vision unit; more

Americans take on more mortgage debt The Fed's quarterly report on household wealth showed that Americans' net worth climbed 1.2 percent during the April-June quarter, ...

Roundup: FCA recalling 1.9M vehicles for air bag defect; Chesapeake Energy loses appeal; more

Fiat Chrysler recalls vehicles over air bags Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday it's recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles worldwide because their air bags might ...

Roundup: UPS to hire 95,000 seasonal workers for holidays; Twitter to launch app on Apple TV, others to stream NFL; more

UPS to hire 95K seasonal workers for the holidays It's not even officially fall yet, but delivery companies and retailers are making their hiring lists ...

Roundup: Art Institute to relocate to Strip District; Atlanta Fed president leaving; more

Art Institute of Pittsburgh will be relocating to the Strip District in April after the for-profit college could not agree to lease terms with its ...

Roundup: Starboard buys stake in drugmaker Perrigo; HP buying Samsung Electronics' printer business; more

Starboard buys stake in Perrigo, wants shakeup Activist investor Starboard Value said Monday that it bought a 4.6 percent stake in Perrigo and pushed the ...

Roundup: FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung smartphone ; Nissan recalls 120K vehicles over fluid leaks; more

FAA warns fliers not to use Samsung phone U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to ...

Roundup: Walgreens prepares to unload stores; Mazda recalls 2.2M vehicles for faulty rear hatches; more

Walgreens believes that it will probably have to unload more stores than expected to ease antitrust concerns over its pending, $9.41 billion acquisition of Rite ...

Roundup: Board approves $138M deal for The Meadows; driller boasts of big oil, gas strike; more

State gambling regulators Wednesday approved a deal involving the sale and operation of The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County. As the final step in ...

Former Dick's CFO to get $767K severance package; VW buys $256M stake in Navistar; more

Former Dick's CFO to get $767K severance package The former chief financial officer at Dick's Sporting Goods will receive $767,000 in severance pay over the ...

Roundup: Factory orders up 1.9%; U.S. trade deficit fell in July; more

Factory orders rise 1.9% in July Orders to America's factories increased in July by the largest amount in nine months, propelled by a big jump ...

Roundup: U.S. Steel sues Michigan; mortgage rates rise; more

U.S. Steel sues Michigan over air pollution regulation U.S. Steel is suing the state of Michigan over an effort to curb Detroit-area air pollution. Downtown-based U.S. ...

Roundup: Dropbox breach linked to millions of accounts; United welcomes new leader with big raise; more

Dropbox breach linked to millions of accounts Dropbox Inc. confirmed Wednesday that a data breach discovered and disclosed in 2012 was bigger than previously known ...

Roundup: Union decline hurts wage increases for nonunion workers, study says; Plastics company to build U.S. headquarters in ...

Union membership decline hurts nonunion workers, study says The steep decline in union membership in recent decades has had an outsize effect on the ...