US home sales fell 0.4% in April amid limited supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales slipped 0.4% in April, as would-be homebuyers face affordability challenges and a limited supply of starter houses. The National Association of Real...

Trump, de Blasio: Both look in mirror and see a president

NEW YORK (AP) — He's deeply unpopular among fellow New Yorkers, often savaged by the city's tabloids and fights with the media that cover him. He also believes he can be elected president in 2020. ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT TANKER SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW The pictures obtained b...

Dubai arena is latest project unveiled despite weaker growth

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This week, Dubai unveiled its latest megaproject: A stadium in the heart of a super luxe shopping and dining destination. The arena, which will hos...

Business Highlights

___ Holiday season defines winners and losers in retail NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday season turned out to be a mixed bag for retailers. Retailers like Walmart, Targe...

US new-home sales rose 3.7 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes climbed in December to their highest pace in seven months, a sign that lower mortgage rates are helping the real estate market. The Commerce...

US pending home sales rebounded 4.6 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January as lower mortgage rates appeared to give the real estate market a boost. The National Association of Realtor...

Home Depot sales cool along with real estate market

ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot's fourth-quarter profit is short of expectations with rising real estate prices cooling home sales. Shares fell 2.6 percent Tuesday before the opening bell....

US home sales tumbled 1.2 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell 1.2 percent in January to their worst pace in more than three years, as persistent affordability problems have put a harsh chill in the real estate market. ...

Emirati banks say their merger brings total assets of $114B

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three banks in the United Arab Emirates say they will merge into one institution with assets of $114 billion. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Union Nati...

Analysis: Falling home sales not helping middle-class buyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — When home sales weaken, prices typically do, too, and buyers benefit. Not quite this time. Home purchases in many areas of the country have dipped, and price gains ...

Analysis: Falling home sales not helping middle-class buyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — When home sales weaken, prices typically do, too, and buyers benefit. Not quite this time. Home purchases in many areas of the country have dipped, and price gains ...

Sieren's China: Germany could feel effects of Beijing woes

Theeconomy of China is faltering. Foreign trade has not been this bad for two years. In December, there was a 4.4 percent drop in exports compared with the same period in 2017. Imports also fell 7.6 p...

Why slowing economies could prod US and China to reach deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China are facing growing pressure to blink in their six-month stare-down over trade because of jittery markets and portents of economic weakness. ...

US new-home sales plunged 8.9 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 8.9 percent in October, as the number of newly built, unsold homes sitting on the market climbed to its highest level since 2009. ...