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  • Home price increases slow in October, key gauge says

    Home price increases slow in October, key gauge says
    Home-price gains in the nation’s largest cities slowed in October, although they continued to show strong annual increases, according to a leading gauge. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of 20 large U.S. metropolitan areas, released Tuesday, rose 0.2%...
  • Home equity lines due for reset may be looming financial disaster

    Home equity lines due for reset may be looming financial disaster
    WASHINGTON — Could the real estate market be heading for a new financial storm? Maybe. Some mortgage and credit experts worry that billions of dollars of home equity credit lines that were extended a decade ago during the housing boom could be...
  • Southern California home prices are flat for fourth month in a row

    Southern California home prices are flat for fourth month in a row
    Southern California home prices appear to have hit a wall, with the median home price flat for the fourth consecutive month in October. The median sale price was $383,750 last month, 21.8% higher than last year — but virtually unchanged from June,...
  • Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

    Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors
    SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent. Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the...
  • Dow hits new milestone: 16,000

    Dow hits new milestone: 16,000
    Stocks burst through yet another milestone Monday as the Dow Jones industrial average climbed higher than 16,000 for the first time. The Dow rose 50 points in early trading, as this year's powerful stock rally continued on Wall Street. The broader...
  • JPMorgan mortgage settlement is biggest in U.S. history

    JPMorgan mortgage settlement is biggest in U.S. history
    NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase has agreed to a $13-billion settlement with the government over selling shoddy mortgage investments, ending a legal battle that signals a tougher stance against Wall Street wrongdoing. The nation's largest bank admitted to...
  • Corporations increasingly spying on nonprofits, group says

    Corporations increasingly spying on nonprofits, group says
    Corporations are increasingly spying on nonprofit groups they view as potential threats with little fear of retribution, according to a new report by a corporate watchdog group. The large companies employ former Central Intelligence Agency, National...
  • Investor confidence in Obama plummets, new poll shows

    Investor confidence in Obama plummets, new poll shows
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's standing with global investors plummeted over the last two months amid fiscal fights and the flawed roll-out of the healthcare reform website, with just 38% of respondents in a new poll viewing him favorably. The figure...
  • Dow closes above 16,000

    Dow closes above 16,000
    The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time, a testament to investors' hope that the plodding economy can gain momentum in the coming year. The index, a gauge of 30 of the largest American companies, jumped more than 109...
  • Sony to discuss movie studio budget cuts at Thursday meeting

    Sony to discuss movie studio budget cuts at Thursday meeting
    Sony Corp. will address the state of its embattled movie and television studio in a five-hour meeting for investors Thursday morning at the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot in Culver City. The company is expected to discuss planned budget cuts at the...
  • Sony Pictures eyes $100 million or more in cuts, hires Bain & Co.

    Sony Pictures eyes $100 million or more in cuts, hires Bain & Co.
    Sony Pictures Entertainment, under pressure from activist investor Daniel Loeb, is eyeing at least $100 million in budget cuts and has hired consultancy Bain & Co. to examine the studio's expenditures, according to a source with knowledge of the matter....