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Home Depot beats Street 4Q forecasts

The Home Depot Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $1.38 billion.

US Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday’s auction with rates on three-month bills rising to the highest level in five weeks while rates on six-month bills were unchanged.

Greece and eurozone settle their differences for now

Following weeks of recrimination and distrust, Greece and its creditors in the 19-nation eurozone reached an agreement Friday on extending the country's rescue loans, a move that should dramatically ease concerns it was heading for the euro exit as soon as next month.

Nasdaq gains for eighth straight day, nearing dot-com high

The Nasdaq composite rose for an eighth straight day Friday, pushing the index closer to its all-time closing high.

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Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses

For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing. But it still won't be enough for many of them to afford housing and transportation and feed and raise children without government aid, according to economists and researchers.

Judge rules against American Express in antitrust suit

American Express violated U.S. antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Attorney general nominee defends British bank investigation

President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general is defending her office's handling of a money-laundering investigation involving British bank HSBC, saying the deal carried stern penalties even though no individual executives were prosecuted.

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Half-million of Wal-Mart’s US workers to get pay raises

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers’ paychecks will help it boost its bottom line

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.76 percent

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have risen for a second straight week yet remained near historically low levels.

Dow, S&P slip as utility stocks weigh on market

A slide in shares of utility companies nudged the U.S. stock market lower Thursday.

Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt hit record in December

Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities rose to a record level in December despite investors in China and Japan, the two biggest foreign owners of Treasury debt, cutting back on their holdings.

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For many in US, cash saved at gas pump is staying in pockets

Even though Americans spent $6.7 billion less at gas stations in January than they had two months earlier, the extra cash didn't get spent anywhere else: Retail sales, excluding gas, fell slightly from November to January.

Fed officials in no hurry to raise rates

Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows — and how best to convey their intentions to investors.

US stock market ends mostly lower

The U.S. stock market edged mostly lower on Wednesday, easing back from its latest all-time highs.

Greece: Loan extension request will satisfy Europe, Greece

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis sounded cautiously optimistic Wednesday of achieving a last-minute deal with Greece's European creditors that would keep the country solvent and within the euro currency.