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  • NEW YORK, March 24- Home prices are rising faster than wages in most of the United States, making homeownership increasingly difficult for average Americans in some of the most populous areas of the country, according to a report released on Thursday. The report found that home price growth exceeded wage growth in nearly two thirds of the nation's housing...

  • Rubicon, which suffered a major setback in January when it had to cut the gold reserve estimate for its Phoenix mine in Ontario by 86 percent, said it continues to evaluate strategic options and that it was in talks with lenders. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board provided a $50 million loan facility in May for developing the mine. Rubicon had debt of C $216.2...

  • March 2- Wall Street was slightly lower in muted trading on Wednesday as a fall in materials stocks offset gains in energy shares, a day after all three major indexes recorded their best day in more than a month. The report by payrolls processor ADP serves as a precursor to the more comprehensive monthly jobs report by the U.S. Labor Department on Friday.

  • March 2- Wall Street was little changed on Wednesday as gains in energy stocks were offset by declines in utilities and materials. The report serves as a precursor to the more comprehensive monthly jobs report by the U.S. Labor Department on Friday. "We're in a holding pattern until Friday, when we get the payrolls number," said Jeff Kravetz, regional investment...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 18- Amazon.com Inc is quietly inviting drivers for its new "on-demand" delivery service to handle its standard packages, as the online retailer known for low prices and razor-thin profit margins looks to speed up delivery times and tamp down its growing multi-billion dollar logistics bill. An Amazon spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday that...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 17- Amazon.com Inc is quietly inviting drivers for its new "on-demand" delivery service to handle its standard packages, as the online retailer known for low prices and razor-thin profit margins looks to speed up delivery times and tamp down its growing multi-billion dollar logistics bill. An Amazon spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday that...

  • *Recommendation linked to payment of 5 pct export tax. JAKARTA, Feb 9- Indonesia's mining ministry on Tuesday recommended that Freeport McMoRan Inc receive a new six-month copper export permit, potentially ending a near two-week stoppage after the previous permit expired last month. Freeport was forced to halt overseas shipments from one of the world's...

  • *Freeport copper export licence expired Thursday. *Freeport says "everything is normal" at massive mine. Asked if overseas shipments had ceased, a Freeport spokesman said "everything is normal", without elaborating.

  • A student walks to the main building of the University of Phoenix, part of Apollo Group Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Apollo Global Management is in advanced talks to buy for-profit education provider Apollo Education, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • 3 housing hot spots

    With a combination of good job growth, easy comps, and inventory, David Goldberg, UBS analyst, explains which three locations are housing hot spots.

  • Snapshot of Phoenix Real Estate

    Power House takes a look at how far your money can take you in Phoenix with Gene Urban of Realty Executives.

  • Phoenix listings to check out

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen speaks to Realty Executives' Gene Urban, about three listings in Phoenix, Arizona. This week's power house has more than 4,300 square feet of living space.

  • Phoenix, Arizona skyline

    Rampant foreclosures slashed home prices in half, but investor demand sent them right back up again. Guess who got priced out?

  • The Vince Lombardi Trophy is displayed between the helmets of the Seattle Seahawks (L) and New England Patriots.

    According to one model, you're better off taking the Seattle Seahawks over the New England Patriots.

  • Seized goods included counterfeit National Football League (NFL) branded sportswear, designer clothing, videos, smartphones and electronic audio products worth over $800,000 are displayed during a news conference in Phoenix.

    Federal law enforcement officials are stepping up their efforts to crack down on counterfeit Super Bowl goods.

  • Zach Miller #86 of the Seattle Seahawks pulls down a catch in front of Brandon Spikes #55 of the New England Patriots during a game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.

    Fans still thinking about going to Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX will need to factor in game tickets, airfare and lodging logistics.

  • Bettors will be trying to cash in on hundreds of weird bets tied to the Super Bowl. Did someone mention a Punxsutawney Phil?

  • Atlanta

    Less investor activity and rising home prices could mean a robust spring for Atlanta housing.

  • Buyout firms KKR & Co LP and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) have teamed up to take PetSmart Inc private for more than $7.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • Airport parking sign

    A little research can uncover deep discounts, freebies and even options to get paid for leaving your car while on vacation.