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Average Rate on 30-year Loan Rises to 3.40 Pct.

The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage was little changed this week, staying slightly above its record low. Cheaper mortgages are helping drive a modest housing recovery.

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US Trade Deficit Narrows to $41.5 Billion

The U.S. trade deficit declined to the lowest level in almost two years as exports rose to a record high, a gain that is not expected to last given the global economic slowdown.

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Stocks Slide as Europe Slashes Its Growth Forecast

Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street following the presidential election and dire warnings from Europe that a broad recession there is now all but certain.

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Sales Contracts to Buy US Homes Rose Last Month

Slightly more Americans signed contracts last month to buy homes, an increase that signals further gains in the housing recovery.

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US New Home Sales Rise to Highest in 2-1/2 years

Sales of new U.S. homes jumped last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 389,000, the highest level since a homebuyer's tax credit boosted sales in April 2010.

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U.S. Home Sales Dip 1.7 Percent on Tight Inventory

Americans bought fewer previously occupied homes in September after hitting a two-year high in August.

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US Unemployment Aid Applications Jump to 388K

Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months.

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US Industrial Output Rises but Factories Stay Weak

U.S. industrial production increased only modestly in September, held back by weak growth in factory output.

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More Expensive Gas Pushes US Consumer Prices Up

Higher gas costs drove up U.S. consumer prices in September for the second straight month. But outside energy, there was little sign of inflation.

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US Retail Sales Jumped 1.1 Percent in September

U.S. retail sales rose sharply in September, reflecting higher consumer confidence and improvement in the job market. Consumers bought more cars, gasoline and electronics.

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