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NY attorney general seeks info from high-speed firm Virtu

NEW YORK, April 18 (Reuters) – High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc, which has been pursuing an initial public offering, has received a letter of inquiry from the New York attorney general amid a wider probe of the industry, a … Continue reading

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Shiller: Momentum may be changing in the housing market

Get ready for a potentially slow buying season in the housing market. Pending home sales are down 11% from a year ago, mortgage rates are about 1% higher than a year ago and homebuilders are breaking ground at a slower … Continue reading

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Even after the crash, Americans still love real estate best

Five years after a real estate bubble popped in epic fashion, it seems Americans are looking to get back in the trade. According to a recent Gallup poll, 30% of us say real estate is the best long-term investment. Gold … Continue reading

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What economic recovery could look like for your family

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this week said the Fed’s current forecast projects the economy could be recovered and full employment restored within a little more than two years. By the Fed’s definition, “maximum employment” means an unemployment rate between … Continue reading

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Ohio Warning Rideshare Drivers About Insurance Risks

Ohio is warning drivers considering work with a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft to understand the insurance implications. Rideshare companies operating in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland use smartphone apps to connect potential passengers with drivers using their personal … Continue reading

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Arkansas Kicks Off $2B Highway Improvement Program

State transportation officials marked the start of a nearly $2 billion construction program to improve and widen roadways in a ceremony on April 16 in Little Rock. The event officially kicked off the department’s Connecting Arkansas Program, a $1.8 billion … Continue reading

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On Anniversary of Texas Fertilizer Explosion, Families Seek Balance

Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past. Many of them filed … Continue reading

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N.J. Roofing Co. Exec Admits to Misleading Its Workers’ Comp Carrier

Authorities said the president of a roofing company in New Jersey pleaded guilty to providing false and misleading information to the company’s workers’ compensation carrier in order to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums that he … Continue reading

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No more Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg has a vision

Nearly two years after Facebook’s (FB) tumultuous IPO, the company has found its grounding once again with strong financials and an ever-growing user base. Nearly one-fifth of the time Americans spend on their smartphones is spent using Facebook and the … Continue reading

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Obama would cut deficits by another $1 trillion

The official nonpartisan take on President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal is in: He would curb deficits even more than today’s policies. Of course, the budget wheels for next year are already in motion in Congress, making the president’s budget, in … Continue reading

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