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Rising food costs keep inflation up in July

By Joseph Lawler | 08/19/14 09:16 AM

Rising food costs keep inflation up in July

Although consumer inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, slowed in July, it also has now been above 2 percent annually for longer than any time since 2012.
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US stocks move higher; Home Depot rises

US stocks move higher; Home Depot rises

08/19/14 04:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing higher after investors got some encouraging news about home building and corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 80 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 16,919 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to...
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US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | 08/19/14 01:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million homes, the Commerce...
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