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  • Ruble recovers losses as Ukraine news turns more positive. The yen and the Swiss franc rose on jitters over the possibility of Russian intervention in Ukraine, adding to concerns about emerging markets and driving capital into the world's traditional safe-haven currencies.

  • U.S. housing recovery uneven across markets, study finds Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    By 2018, the median price of single-family homes will be close to the peak reached in 2006 before the national market cratered, according to the study from the Demand Institute, a nonprofit think tank operated by The Conference Board and Nielsen.

  • The National Association of Home Builders said on Tuesday that builder confidence dropped 10 points between January and February, from 56 to 46, the largest drop since the survey began in 1985. Readings below 50 mean more builders view market conditions as poor than favorable.

  • *Panel votes 7-2 against drug's use during a heart procedure. Feb 12- An independent advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a blood clot preventer developed by The Medicines Co should not be approved due to a lack of data to prove its efficacy. Medicines Co shares fell 12 percent to $29.05 in post-market trading.

  • Airports ramping up downtown rail connections Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    In April 2013, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Sky Train began service between the airport’s busiest terminal and Valley Metro Light Rail.

    Dallas, Seattle and other cities are connecting their airports to downtown by rail in hopes of easing headaches and attracting more business.

  • Feb 10- U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviewers are divided on whether an intravenous blood clot preventer developed by The Medicines Co should be approved, news that sent the company's stock down more than 7 percent on Monday.

  • LONDON, Jan 23- Rapidly growing populations and rising incomes will drive an enormous rise in car use and greenhouse gas emissions across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia by 2050.. Car use in the developed economies of North America, Europe, Japan and Australasia appears to have decoupled from economic growth and in some may have slowed down.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Jan 12- Stubbornly weak inflation is shaping up as the wild card for U.S. monetary policy makers this year, with top Federal Reserve officials stumped by why it has lingered so low for so long and at odds as to what to do about it.

  • The healthiest housing markets? It'll surprise you Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
    San Jose, Calif.

    Who would have thought that five of Zillow's top 10 healthiest housing markets would be in this state?

  • Phoenix real estate     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 1:54 PM ET

    Gene Urban, The Urban Team at Realty Executives, weighs in on 3 listings in the Phoenix, Arizona area where the average sales price is about $215,000 in the city.

  • Watch out! Worrisome housing signs appear in West Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    Sales of existing home sales nationally fell 3.2 percent in October, but in the West they were down 7 percent.

  • The case for investing in Phoenix     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 12:34 AM ET

    Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix describes what kind of investment he hopes to attract in Phoenix.

  • Want a house? See what $1 million gets you Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 4:48 PM ET

    Along with college, the cost of housing is rising fast. Home prices are up over 12 percent from a year ago, and even rising mortgage rates do not appear to be slowing the gains.

  • New homes could cost you more as lot prices climb Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    A worker builds a new home at a housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Finished lot prices are up an average of 40% nationwide, and in the hottest markets they've nearly doubled. USA Today reports.

  • President Obama's plan for Phoenix     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    Home prices are up 35 percent in Phoenix from where they were in September of 2011, and President Obama is sharing his proposal to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with CNBC's Diana Olick. Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development secretary; and Jaret Seiberg, Guggenheim Partners, discuss the impact to home ownership.

  • Don't Get Taken by Rising Home Prices, Shiller Warns Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:51 PM ET
    Robert Shiller

    Housing data released Tuesday was mixed, prompting economist Robert Shiller to call the housing recovery positive in the short-term, but not without many headwinds.

  • Want a New Car? You Probably Can't Afford One Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 9:08 AM ET
    A customer looks over a Ford Fusion parked on the lot at a dealership in Colma, Calif.

    Median-income families in only one major U.S. city actually can afford to buy a new car, a new study finds.

  • Beef Price Spike Makes $1 Burger Harder to Stomach Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 2:33 AM ET

    McDonald's popular $1 McDouble cheeseburger, which has lured customers to the Golden Arches since 2008, is getting hard to sustain as rising beef prices threaten the company's profit margin.

  • Brace for Prolonged Grounding of Dreamliner Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. home prices climb further in August Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    *Home prices rise for 7th month in a row. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. home prices gained further traction in August, the latest sign that the housing market is on the mend, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.