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  • Pulte, which sells single-family detached homes, said the average price of homes climbed 6.3 percent to $390,000 in the second quarter ended June 30. Pulte, which sells homes priced in the range of about $100,000 to over $1 million, said its number of homes sold rose to 5,044 from 4,772.. RBC Capital Markets' Robert Wetenhall said he had a positive view on the...

  • Pulte, which sells single-family detached homes, said the average price of homes sold climbed to $390,000 in the second quarter ended June 30, from $367,000 a year earlier. PulteGroup's net income fell to $100.7 million, or 32 cents per share, in the second quarter, from $117.8 million, or 34 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, the company earned...

  • Domestic consumers and businesses have been embracing solar energy at a furious pace- thanks to a big assist from China. Low-cost photovoltaic cells and panels made in China and other Asian countries have helped drive down costs by around 70% since 2010, enabling more Americans to go solar. About 95% of cells and panels sold in the U.S. last year were made abroad,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- The U.S. regulator of credit unions will soon close some regional and agency offices and reorganize others, as it works to cut costs and respond to changes in the industry, according to an announcement released on Friday. "Months of very hard work by agency staff have produced a solid, commonsense plan that will help the agency respond to a new...

  • July 21- Weak refinancing, thanks to higher interest rates, took a bite out off regional banks' earnings in the second quarter and loan growth remained sluggish, mirroring trends seen at larger banks. Mortgage banking income fell by double digits on a percentage basis at most regional banks that have reported results so far. But mortgage rates are starting to inch...

  • Top ZIP codes for rental returns

    HomeUnion is one of several companies helping landlords narrow down the best rental areas for their investments.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Despite a record-high U.S. stock market and a positive economic outlook, U.S. parents spent less on college tuition during the 2016-17 school year, according to Sallie Mae's 10th annual "How America Pays for College" report. Sallie Mae's study does not directly address why parental spending fell, but there are several indicators.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- Despite a record-high U.S. stock market and a positive economic outlook, U.S. parents spent less on college tuition during the 2016-17 school year, according to Sallie Mae's 10th annual "How America Pays for College" report. Sallie Mae's study does not directly address why parental spending fell, but there are several indicators.

  • Up to now, Netflix and other streaming networks have accepted some password-sharing, but they may face pressure from investors to change course if new sign-ups slow substantially, Wall Street analysts said. "If Netflix goes from a 30 percent revenue growth story to a 10 percent story, there is absolutely going to be more focus on their leaving money on the table,"...

  • Top states for business

    In its 11th annual ranking, CNBC unveils the top 10 states for business in America in 2017. Can you guess the state that leads the league?

  • Job seekers job fair

    US unemployment has fallen to levels not seen since the turn of the millennium. See which states are adding jobs and growing their economy.

  • Construction workers pour concrete as part of a bridge expansion project in California.

    These 10 states have the best infrastructure in America, from roads and bridges to railways, ports, airports and utilities.

  • Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, speaks during a Microsoft launch event to introduce the new Microsoft Surface laptop and Windows 10 S operating system, May 2, 2017 in New York City.

    The company’s so-called Rural Airband Initiative is an attempt to partner with local providers to boost wireless internet.

  • NEW YORK, June 30- AT&T Inc has expanded the lineup of local channels on its DirecTV Now internet streaming service, it said on Friday, as the No. 2 wireless carrier seeks to win online subscribers who prefer not to pay for a traditional cable package. Hulu LLC, owned by Walt Disney Co, Comcast Corp, Time Warner and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, launched its service in May.

  • SPARTANBURG/ CHARLESTON, South Carolina, June 30- Y ears before Donald Trump began promising to bring back good manufacturing jobs by getting tough with U.S. trade partners, such jobs have already been on the rise, largely thanks to foreign companies now cast as villains in Trump's narrative. The U.S. president has threatened to tear up North American Free Trade...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., June 27- The Delaware Supreme Court ruled in favor of Chicago Bridge& Iron Co on Tuesday in a $2 billion dispute with Westinghouse Electric Co that stems from cost overruns at a pair of unfinished U.S. nuclear power plants. Chicago Bridge shares soared after the court ended the battle over a 2015 deal in which Westinghouse, a unit of Japan's Toshiba...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, June 27- The Delaware Supreme Court ruled in favor of Chicago Bridge& Iron Co on Tuesday in a $2 billion dispute with Westinghouse Electric Co that stems from cost overruns at a pair of unfinished U.S. nuclear power plants. Tuesday's ruling will prevent Westinghouse from bringing to the auditor issues tied to historical accounting, which made up...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, June 27- The Delaware Supreme Court ruled in favor of Chicago Bridge& Iron Co on Tuesday in a $2 billion dispute with Westinghouse Electric Co that stems from cost overruns at a pair of unfinished U.S. nuclear power plants. Tuesday's ruling will prevent Westinghouse from bringing to the auditor issues tied to historical accounting, which made up...

  • The brief submitted by 50 companies to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan marks the first time such a large group of businesses has backed arguments about employment discrimination that LGBT groups and the administration of former President Barack Obama have made for years. The companies asked the 2nd Circuit to revive a lawsuit by the estate...

  • One of Lidl's first US grocery stores awaits customers on June 18, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    Lidl announced Monday the opening dates of four new stores in Virginia and North Carolina, which are coming in July.