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US Home Sales Bounced Back in March, but Can the Gain Last?

Apr 23
U.S. home sales bloomed in March after a brutal winter, a sign of possible newfound momentum for housing.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Expansion Plans and Legal Battles

REAL ESTATE | Apr 27
Airbnb, the site that now offers more than a million listings in over 190 countries, is launching its first worldwide television ad. However, the company still faces critics. "Time 100" honoree and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky discusses his lodging site.

Dodging the Dollar Drag: Currency-Hedged Funds are Booming

SAVING | By Stan Choe | Apr 27
Spanish stocks have climbed 10.9 percent in euros. But for someone counting in U.S. dollars, each of those euros is worth less than at the start of the year. A growing number of funds have been trying to blunt this effect.

US New-Home Sales Collapse in March

REAL ESTATE | Apr 25
Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted in March, as the spring buying season opened with sharp declines in the Northeast and South. The Commerce Department said that new-home sales fell 11.4 percent last month.

Average US Rate on 30-year Mortgage Slips to 3.65 Pct

REAL ESTATE | Apr 24
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down slightly this week and remain near historic lows. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed -rate mortgage slipped to 3.65 percent from 3.67 percent last week.

Stocks Rise on Tech Earnings; Nasdaq Adds to Record

SAVING | Apr 24
Stock indexes edged higher in late-afternoon trading Friday, helped by gains in big technology companies including Google, Amazon and Microsoft.