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Federal and state funding cutbacks are challenging Main Street. The future of America is at stake since cities contribute more than 90 percent to GDP.
Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.
The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.
SINGAPORE, Nov 18- Gold snapped a three-day winning streak on Monday but prices continued to hold near the $1,300 level amid hopes the U.S. *Canadian gold miners Goldcorp and Barrick Gold are looking to sell their jointly owned Marigold mine in Nevada, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Nov 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Thursday disclosed a new $3.45 billion stake in Exxon Mobil Corp, after buying 40.1 million shares in the world's largest publicly traded oil company.
Nov 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Thursday disclosed a new $3.45 billion stake in Exxon Mobil Corp, after buying 40.1 million shares in the world's largest publicly traded oil company. Exxon spokesman Alan Jeffers said: "We appreciate the confidence investors have in ExxonMobil when they decide to invest in the company.
Nov 13- Kinross Gold Corp said on Wednesday it is making further cuts to its employee numbers and capital spending as the Toronto- based gold miner reported a steep drop in third-quarter earnings, hurt by weaker gold prices. Gold prices, trading at $1,272 on Wednesday, have fallen 24 percent this year.
*US Airways shares fall after antitrust settlement. Shares of Pioneer Natural Resources, up 77 percent this year, led the S&P Energy sector lower, with a 3 percent loss to $183.47. We've had a technical breakdown here with a lot of consolidating, "said Dennis Dick, proprietary trader at Bright Trading LLC in Las Vegas.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 10- The Los Angeles school district is putting the brakes on a project to give an iPad to each student, a $1 billion initiative that is the largest rollout of its kind in the nation and has been plagued by students hacking the devices' security features.
The state of New Jersey granted its first online gambling licenses to several big international gaming companies on Friday, dramatically speeding their re-entry to the lucrative U.S. market. New Jersey joins Nevada and Delaware in permitting online poker and it is more populous than those states.
LONDON, Nov 8- Online gaming group bwin.party Digital Entertainment has been given permission to start offering gambling in New Jersey, the third and potentially most lucrative U.S. state to allow internet betting.
Nov 4- Weyerhaeuser Co is selling its homebuilding division to Tri Pointe Homes Inc in a $2.7 billion deal that will leave Weyerhaeuser shareholders in control of one of the 10 largest homebuilders in the United States. The unit's biggest brand is Pardee Homes, which builds houses in Southern California and Las Vegas.
NEW YORK, Nov 3- Tri Pointe Homes Inc is near a deal to buy Weyerhaeuser Co's homebuilding division for about $2.7 billion, which would make it one of the 20 largest homebuilders in the United States, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
*Home prices rising uncomfortably fast in several markets. LONDON/ LOS ANGELES, Nov 1- From China to Canada and London, fast-rising property markets are haunting the global economy again, five years after the U.S. subprime mortgage bubble burst and triggered the worst financial crisis since the 1930 s.
HONG KONG, Nov 1- Gambling revenue in the southern Chinese territory of Macau surged 31.7 percent to a record high in October year-on-year, after a week-long national holiday boosted visitation from big-spending mainland gamblers keen to punt in the country's only legal casino hub.
TOKYO, Nov 1- A civil lawsuit between Wynn Resorts Ltd and Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada has been put on hold for another six months to allow U.S. prosecutors to continue investigating Okada and his companies for possible bribery in the Philippines.
HONG KONG, Nov 1- Hong Kong shares could greet November on a solid footing on Friday, underpinned by a positive reading on China's vast manufacturing industry. China's October official manufacturing purchasing managers' index came in 51.4, just above the expected 51.2.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 31- U.S. solar company First Solar Inc on Thursday reported quarterly results that blew past estimates and raised its earnings outlook for the year as it began recognizing revenue from a major project in California, sending shares higher. First Solar shares were up 6.2 percent at $53.40 in extended trade after closing at $50.30 on the Nasdaq.
*Exxon Mobil shares rise after results beat Wall St forecast. Dragging on the Dow and the S&P 500, Visa Inc lost 3.5 percent to $196.67 after the world's largest credit and debit card company reported a 28 percent drop in quarterly profit.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 31- MGM Resorts International posted a narrower third-quarter loss on Thursday and was optimistic about a planned new casino in Massachusetts, although lower-than-expected margins at its Chinese and Las Vegas operations disappointed some analysts.