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  • Measure of US home prices rises by most in 6 years Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said Tuesday that prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the sixth straight monthly gain. Housing prices are rising in most areas, according to CoreLogic.

  • PetSmart to replace Sunoco in benchmark S&P 500 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Standard& Poor's said Monday specialty pet retailer PetSmart Inc. will join the benchmark S&P 500 index after the close of trade Thursday, replacing Sunoco Inc. which is being acquired by Energy Transfer Partners LP. Cabela's Inc., a specialty retailer of hunting and fishing gear, will move from the SmallCap 600 to the MidCap 400, replacing PetSmart.

  • Oct 1- Leap Wireless International Inc:. *Savary Island and T-Mobile USA close spectrum exchanges. *Says Leap adds spectrum in Phoenix and Houston.

  • NASCAR Mexico Series to race at Phoenix in 2013 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    The most popular motorsports series in Mexico will make its U.S. debut next season at Phoenix International Raceway. The NASCAR Toyota Series will run at Phoenix on March 1 in conjunction with the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and K&N West Series. NASCAR and PIR officials will hold a Tuesday news conference in Phoenix.

  • TEXT-S&P rates Leslie's Poolmart proposed loan 'B' Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:20 PM ET

    --U.S. pool supply retailer Leslie's Poolmart Inc. is refinancing its existing term loan and paying a dividend to shareholders. --We are assigning a' B' issue-level rating to the company's proposed seven-year $575 million term loan.

  • Proposed Curis copper mine gets ADEQ permit Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:59 AM ET

    PHOENIX-- A proposed Curis Resources copper mine near Florence, Ariz. has been granted a permit to inject sulfuric acid deep underground to leach the metal from the surrounding rock. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued the permit on Friday.

  • Calif. gov. OKs bill on illegal immigrant licenses Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:30 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D- Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy.

  • Calif. first to ban gay teen 'conversion' therapy Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:28 AM ET

    Jerry Brown has signed legislation that makes California the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy that's aimed at making gay teenagers straight.

  • Oct 1- General Motors Co is recalling about 41,000 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn cars in the United States because of concerns that a defective plastic part might cause a fuel leak, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • US: $100M scam suspect in Ohio is Harvard Law grad Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:39 AM ET

    CLEVELAND-- A former fugitive suspected of running a $100 million cross-country scam collecting donations for Navy veterans has been identified as a Harvard- trained attorney wanted on unrelated fraud charges since 1987, authorities said Monday.

  • Oct 1- Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co:. *Funds $1.8 million acquisition of a corporately owned Buffalo Wild Wings. *Says property is leased to Buffalo Wild Wings for an initial term of 15 years.

  • Ten Unique Multimillion Dollar Homes Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 5:18 PM ET
    The specialty features of luxury homes are pretty commonplace: wine cellar, home gym, swimming pool, and perhaps an equestrian stable.  Yet for some of the most exclusive addresses, there are distinctive features that set them apart from the rest. TopTenRealEstateDeals.com reached out to their network of real estate professionals throughout the country to find some of the most compelling homes on the market listed for upwards of a million dollars— in many of the following cases,  north of a mill

    For some of the most exclusive addresses, there are distinctive features that set them apart from the rest. Check out this list of multimillion dollar homes with big surprises, courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

  • 3 Arrested in Separate 'Dark Knight' Incidents Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 4:18 PM ET
    People walk past a poster of the new Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises' outside a theater in Silver Spring, Maryland, on July 20, 2012. A masked attacker gunned down dozens of US moviegoers at the packed premiere of a Batman movie on Friday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 58.

    At least three men have been arrested for making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of the deadly mass shooting n Colorado.

  • Foodie Fad to Bona Fide Business Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
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    Once relegated to non-profit, community-based endeavors, urban farming is gaining traction with small companies seeking profits. See where rooftop-garden businesses are sprouting up across the U.S.

  • Senator Marco Rubio, (R-FLA) discusses his new book, "An American Son," and the Supreme Court's ruling on the Arizona Immigration Law. "The ideal scenario is for the federal government to finally do its job, secure the border, have an electronic verification system in place, and modernize our legal immigration system so it reflects the 21st Century needs of our country," says Rubio.

  • U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections and has backed Arizona police checks of immigration status.

  • CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the Supreme Court upholds some parts of the controversial immigration law, and rejects others.

  • Route 66

    Known as America's Main Street, Route 66 is undergoing a business resurgence of sorts as travelers search for a bygone era.

  • SCOTUS to Look at Arizona Immigration Law     Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 7:51 PM ET

    Arizona's controversial immigration law heads to the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow. NBC's Pete Williams offers a preview. Tamar Jacoby, ImmigrationWorks USA, and Alan Wilson, South Carolina Attorney General, weigh in.

  • Phoenix's Hard-Hit Housing Starts to Rise From Ashes Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 10:46 AM ET
    A construction worker walks on the roof of a new home being built in Phoenix, Arizona.

    It was one of the worst housing markets in the U.S., but now investors are swarming over foreclosures in Phoenix, Arizona, in search of big rental returns.