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U.S. sales of existing homes increased in June


  • USA Today

Sales of previously owned homes in the U.S. rose 2.6% in June to an annual rate of 5 million, marking the third consecutive monthly increase and the fastest pace since October, the National Associatio… Read More

SEC rules meant to reduce money-fund risk move forward


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted rules requiring large, institutional money market mutual funds to use floating net-asset value share prices rather than a $1 fixed price. Changes tha… Read More

Japanese investors scour Asia for startups


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Asian startups are fielding inquiries from a steady stream of Japanese investors as more venture capital in general floods into several regions, notably Southeast Asia and North Asia. Read More

Researchers explore risks from Wash. volcanoes



A volcano-mapping project is underway in Washington as geophysicists conduct seismic studies in the Cascade Range. "We'd like to better understand their inner workings in order to better predict when … Read More

Groups challenge Education Department authority over campus-card accounts


  • Hill, The

The Department of Education is working on rules that protect college students from fees on deposit accounts affiliated with "campus cards" that can be used to distribute financial aid. But the Consume… Read More