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Best week in nearly 2 years for US stocks

Best week in nearly 2 years for US stocks

Strong earnings reports boost the market after string of losing sessions.

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It shouldn't be this painful to get a mortgage

Under normal circumstances, approving my mortgage application should be a no-brainer.

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US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks rose again Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, putting the market on track for the best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn't enough t…

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Regulators feel pressure to ease mortgage-lending rules

Regulators feel pressure to ease mortgage-lending rules

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, in the dark days of the housing crisis, regulators pressed for a controversial rule that aimed to crack down on shoddy and dishonest lending practices. Now they’re rolling back their plans.

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Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

No guarantees, but health care stocks have held up better than others during downturns.

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Data needed now to see whether markets are at risk

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View:

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Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

In this Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester, as he stands with emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts in the South Court Auditorium i…

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GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2012 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and t…

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Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes

Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes

President Barack Obama delivers his speech to the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) symposium at the National Defense University in Washington, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Seated are, from left Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Sens. Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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US futures moving higher as budget talks proceed

US futures moving higher as budget talks proceed

Former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, is pursued by reporters Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a closed-door meeting House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Some GOP lawmakers now flout anti-tax man Norquist

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist vowed to drive Republicans out of office if they didn't pledge to oppose tax increases. Many lawmakers signed on.

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Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney, left, and vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his wife Janna, right, wave to supporters after Romney conceded the race during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7,…

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Nature slams campaigns into real world

Nature slams campaigns into real world

After canceling his appearance at a Monday morning campaign rally in Orlando, Fla., President Barack Obama walks toward the White House in a driving rain after returning to Washington to monitor preparations for early response to Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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From words to deeds: Why election matters

From words to deeds: Why election matters

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shake hands at the end of the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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