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US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest. New home sales...full story
updated 2014-11-26 11:42 PM
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US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest. New home sales....Fullstory

2014-11-26 11:42 PM

US pending home sales slip in October

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles....Fullstory

2014-11-26 11:22 PM

US indexes barely budge ahead of Thanksgiving

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock indexes are holding near record levels as traders digest some mixed news on the U.S. economy. New claims for unemployment benefits....Fullstory

2014-11-26 11:01 PM

Lebanese FM: Cyprus may be jihadi transit point

Associated Press

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Lebanon's foreign minister says more attention should be paid to the possibility of Cyprus becoming a gateway for aspiring foreign jihadis....Fullstory

2014-11-26 11:01 PM

Irish jockey banned 6 months for cocaine positive

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- An Irish flat-racing jockey has been banned for six months after testing positive for traces of cocaine he says were contained in....Fullstory

2014-11-26 10:42 PM

AP Interview: Jordan prince calls for tolerance

Associated Press

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A brother of Jordan's king is urging moderate Muslims to take a stand against extremists who he says violate the core....Fullstory

2014-11-26 10:42 PM

US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply....Fullstory

2014-11-26 10:01 PM

Italian sides in good shape in Europa League Italian sides in good shape in Europa League
By STEVE DOUGLAS
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- While Italian teams struggle to advance in the Champions League, Serie A could have a clean sweep of representatives in the....Fullstory

2014-11-26 08:42 PM

Hafeez ton anchors Pakistan to 186-3 at tea

Associated Press

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Fit-again Mohammad Hafeez hit an aggressive century in anchoring Pakistan to 186-3 at tea in the third and final....Fullstory

2014-11-26 07:01 PM

3rd ODI: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Scores

Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Scores Wednesday after Bangladesh's innings against Zimbabwe in the third one-day international at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium: ___ Bangladesh 297-6 (Anamul Haque 95,....Fullstory

2014-11-26 06:42 PM

Zimbabwe VP blocked from top post in ruling party

Associated Press

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's Vice President Joice Mujuru has been barred from running for a seat on a top committee of the ruling party....Fullstory

2014-11-26 11:42 PM

Greek diplomat dies in fall under Thai train

Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) -- Officials say a diplomat from the Greek Embassy in Thailand has died after she fell under a moving train. Thailand's state railway said....Fullstory

2014-11-26 11:01 PM

FBI: Texas investigators stole rare comic books

Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) -- Two Houston-area investigators are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case. The Houston....Fullstory

2014-11-26 11:01 PM

Puerto Rico policeman killed during holdup

Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Authorities in Puerto Rico say an off-duty police officer has been killed by robbers. Police say several men approached 36-year-old....Fullstory

2014-11-26 11:01 PM

1st ODI: Sri Lanka vs. England Scoreboard

Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Scoreboard Wednesday in the first one-day international between Sri Lanka and England at R. Premadasa Stadium ....Fullstory

2014-11-26 10:42 PM

Lahm among 3 Germany defenders on shortlist Lahm among 3 Germany defenders on shortlist

Associated Press

ZURICH (AP) -- World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm is among three Germany defenders nominated by professional players for selection in the FIFA FIFPro World XI. Five....Fullstory

2014-11-26 10:23 PM

Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly....Fullstory

2014-11-26 10:01 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

Associated Press

ASIA: HONG KONG-DEMOCRACY PROTEST HONG KONG -- Police arrest key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests as they clear barricades in one volatile district, throwing into....Fullstory

2014-11-26 08:22 PM

3rd ODI: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Scoreboard

Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Scoreboard Wednesday after Bangladesh's innings against Zimbabwe in the third one-day international at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium: ....Fullstory

2014-11-26 06:42 PM

Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (November 19, 2014

Associated Press

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 26, 2014--The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of November 19, 2014 ?V November 25, 2014. ST.....Fullstory

2014-11-26 06:22 PM

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