WASHINGTON — Younger people went for President Barack Obama at election time, but will they buy his health insurance? New government figures show it’s an older, costlier crowd that’s signing up so far for health insurance under Obama’s health care ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Ready to put an economic spotlight on his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs message and making a case that, even against a divided Congress, he can still ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen will take the helm of a Federal Reserve facing a significantly different economic landscape from the one that dominated Ben Bernanke’s tenure as chairman, confronting her with different decisions as well. Bernanke’s eight years leading the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Chicago’s Wrigley Field, New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre and a historic Los Angeles’ shipbuilding center have joined a list of sites being saved thanks to the efforts of historic preservationists in 2013. The National Trust for Historic Preservation compiled a list of 10 sites saved and 10 sites lost in 2013. ...
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WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending rose in November at the strongest pace in more than four years, driven by solid gains in home construction and commercial projects. The Commerce Department said construction spending increased 1 percent in November to a ...Read More »
OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett’s company now owns nearly 31 percent of the world’s largest manufacturer of wallboard, USG Corp. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed an update with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday showing that it now owns 43.4 ...Read More »
NEW YORK— 2013 was a great year for the average investor, but few market strategists believe that 2014 will be anywhere near as good. The simple strategy of buying U.S. stocks, selling bonds and staying out of international markets isn’t ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congress to help him unseat three-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. “I must have blinked and missed it,” the ...Read More »
NEW YORK — The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people’s pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a ...
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WASHINGTON — Home prices in most U.S. cities increased at a slower pace in October from September, as higher mortgage rates weighed on sales and dampened the housing recovery. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 0.2 percent ...Read More »