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Stock of Online Marketplace Etsy Surges in Trading Debut

By Mae Anderson | Apr 17
Shares of arts and crafts retailer Etsy surged in opening trading on the Nasdaq Thursday. After pricing at $16 late Wednesday the stock opened at nearly double that level, and hit a high of $35.73 in morning trading.

US Homebuilders' Outlook for Spring Sales Surges

Apr 16
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic that sales will perk up in coming months as the spring home-selling season unfolds.

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 3.66 Pct

Apr 10
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching historically low levels with the spring home-buying season underway.

New Scoring System Aims to Help People with Poor Credit

Apr 6
People struggling with a bad credit score, or lack of one, could benefit from a program rolling out in the next few months aimed at making it easier to get a Visa or MasterCard.

Signed Contracts to Buy US Homes Climb to 20-Month High

Apr 3
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, evidence that the spring buying season could open strong after sluggish sales for much of the winter.

US Home Prices Rise Modestly, Weigh on Affordability

Apr 1
U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in January, pushing prices up at a faster pace than wages and putting more homes financially out of reach for would-be buyers.

Thousands of Detroit-Area Homeowners Try to Stop Foreclosure

Apr 1
More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage of the offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

Which Woman Should Grace the $20 Bill?

Mar 27
There's a movement underway to give the $20 bill a makeover. The group wants to replace President Andrew Jackson's face with a woman's. There are 15 candidates to choose from, including Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt. Chip Reid reports.

Techies Snatching Up More Real Estate in Southern CA

Mar 25
Internet moguls like Amazon's Jeff Bezos aren't the only techies snatching up real estate in Southern California.

Facebook Breaks into the Mobile Payment Game

Mar 21
Facebook's Messenger app will soon let you send your friends money, the latest in a crowded field of services aimed at an increasingly wireless and cashless generation.

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