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House votes to expand college accounts Obama wanted to scrap

The House voted Wednesday to expand the benefits of popular college savings plans that President Barack Obama failed to scale back.

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Morgan Stanley to pay $2.6B to settle charges over mortgages

Morgan Stanley said Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle with the federal government over its role in the mortgage bubble and subsequent financial crisis.

Dow ekes out another record close even as other indexes slip

The Dow Jones industrial average notched its third record high close in a row Wednesday, even as other market indexes ended lower.

Target reports 4Q loss on Canada pullout; outlook cautious

Target Corp. delivered a cautious profit outlook for the first quarter and reported a loss in its fourth quarter, dragged down by costs to end its money-losing foray in Canada.

Fewer sellers pushes up US house prices in December

U.S. home prices rose in December at a faster pace than the previous month, likely because of a much smaller number of homes for sale.

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

Slight gains push US stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered new highs Tuesday, beating marks they set last week.

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