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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum.The National Association of Realtors ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US home sales increase 2.6 percent to 5.04 million, fastest pace in 8 months. ...more

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marlboro maker Altria Group posted flat second-quarter earnings Tuesday as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, also ...more

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OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's Corp. said its profit slipped in the second quarter as sales in the U.S. continued to flag.The world's biggest hamburger chain has been struggling to boost sales in its flagship market amid intensifying competit ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless.Profit jumped to $4.32 billion from $2.25 billion, or 78 cents per share. Net income per share grew, but ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. reported quarterly sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as demand remained weak for Diet Coke in North America.Globally, the world's biggest beverage maker said sales volume rose 3 percent, boost ...more

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — DuPont Co. (DD) on Tuesday reported net income that climbed by 3.9 percent in its second quarter, matching analyst expectations.Shares of the Wilmington, Delaware, company jumped before markets opened and after it release ...more

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GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.The steep loss contrast ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated.Its adjusted earnings topped Wall ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — CIT Group will buy privately owned OneWest Bank in a $3.4 billion cash-and-stock deal.OneWest, a regional bank whose parent company is IMB Holdco LLC, runs 73 retail branches in southern California.IMB shareholders will re ...more