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Lenders initiated foreclosure action against 52,826 U.S. homes in November, down 10 percent from the previous month and a drop of 32 percent from November last year, according to new data from foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc.. Foreclosure starts increased last month on an annual basis in 15 states, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Oregon.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's BNSF Railway Co has moved Chief Executive Matthew Rose to an executive chairman role, renewing speculation he might be in line to replace Warren Buffett at Berkshire's helm. Carl Ice, 57, will replace Rose as chief executive at the nation's largest railroad, starting on Jan. 1.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's BNSF Railway Co moved Chief Executive Matthew Rose to an executive chairman role, renewing speculation that he may be in line to replace Warren Buffett at Berkshire's helm.
Dec 11- Food services provider Aramark Holdings Corp raised $725 million from its initial public offering after its shares were priced at the low end of its planned $20 to $23 price range, an underwriter told Reuters.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- As online enrollment accelerates for medical insurance under President Barack Obama's health law, the government is relying on manual back-up systems to correct computer errors that could leave some enrollees uninsured, the top U.S. health official said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Urban Outfitters rose Wednesday after the company said that its sales have risen so far this quarter. THE SPARK: Urban Outfitters said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that for the quarter that began on Nov. 1, its revenue at stores open at least a year has so far risen in the "mid-single digit percentage" range.
*Costco shares drop after profit misses estimates. NEW YORK, Dec 11- U.S. stocks slid on Wednesday after legislators in Washington reached a provisional budget deal, which increased investor expectations that the U.S.
Tom Corbett said Tuesday he hopes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ensures that other states abide by the same standards that Pennsylvania has. The petition is aimed at Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-- Atlantic City's casino revenue increased by more than 27 percent in November compared to a year ago, and that's only because Superstorm Sandy forced the casinos to close for nearly a week in November 2012.
*Majority expect Fed to begin tapering in March. WASHINGTON, Dec 11- U.S. growth is set to accelerate in 2014, giving the Federal Reserve room to start dialing back its massive monetary stimulus, certainly by March, according to a Reuters poll.
Somewhere out there _ the best guess would be in Alabama _ there are 14 anxious gamblers with more than just school pride riding on Auburn winning the national championship.
YORK, Pa.-- Global defense contractor BAE Systems PLC says it us cutting 135 jobs at its York, Pa. facility over the next three months. The company said Monday that the York plant is nearing the lowest production levels in its 30- plus year history. BAE said it is working with the Army to maintain as much of the York facility as possible.
From 2 to 8 inches of snow was forecast to fall from northern Virginia, across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and into southern New England, Brian Korty, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said in a forecast. Federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area were shut on Tuesday, according to the Office of Personnel Management said.
NEW YORK, Dec 10- If you are in the market for a new home, you have probably noticed that almost all the houses in your local listings are anything but new. New-home construction this year is still 40 percent below normal long-term levels, says Jed Kolko, chief economist at real estate website Trulia.com.
NEW YORK, Dec 10- If the American dream is to own a house, you know you've really arrived when you have two of them. In 2011, Allison and Doug Gumbs, of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, bought their second house, in Avalon, New Jersey, taking advantage of low interest rates and a time when the market was particularly floundering.
Alpha Natural Resources Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to sell its 50 percent stake in a natural gas joint venture to Rice Energy for $300 million in cash and stock. Rice Energy will pay Alpha Natural Resources $100 million in cash and $200 million in common stock from its planned initial public offering.
DALLAS, Dec 9- American Airlines Group, the world's biggest airline after AMR Corp's merger with US Airways Group, intends to take advantage of its broad global network to win more corporate customers, the company's president said. American Airlines parent AMR Corp and US Airways sealed their $18 billion merger on Monday.
As much as 5 inches of snow were forecast for Monday night into Tuesday for an area stretching from Virginia into New York, the National Weather Service said. "I don't think things are going to warm up anytime soon," said Bruce Sullivan, National Weather Service meteorologist.
Northern Maryland received 7 to 10 inches of snow over the weekend, while central and eastern Pennsylvania got 4 to 10 inches, and parts of New York received up to 10 inches through Monday morning, according to the weather service.
Dec 9- A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.