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New Home Sales Surge To Seven-Year High

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Undated) -- Sales of new homes are on the rise. The latest Commerce Department numbers show sales surged to a seven-year high in February, despite nasty winter weather that gripped much of the country. Sales jumped seven-point-eight percent to a seasonally-adjusted 539-thousand units.

Consumer Prices Stay Flat In February

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Undated) -- Consumer prices are going nowhere this month. The latest Consumer Price Index report released today showed an increase of less than half-a-percent, which was roughly in line with expectations. Prices remain largely unchanged compared to last year. Although energy prices rose one percent this month, they're still down almost 20 percent compared to…

Shares In Lufthansa And Airbus Drop After Crash

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Undated) -- Authorities believe there will likely be no survivors in this morning's crash of a passenger jet in the French Alps. The Germanwings Airbus A320 was carrying 148 people from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany. Germanwings is a low-cost airline owned by Lufthansa. Shares in Lufthansa and Airbus fell sharply as news of the…

Comcast Beefs Up Social Media Staff To Handle Complaints

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Undated) -- Cable giant Comcast is putting dozens of new staffers on the books to help deal with the influx of criticism it's getting on social media. The company currently has 20 people on staff dedicated to responding to negative comments on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere. Now Comcast says it's going to triple the size…

WHO Says Roundup Can Cause Cancer

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Undated) -- The World Health Organization says the heavily used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer. The organization's international agency for research on cancer says in a new report that the active ingredient in Roundup is "probably carcinogenic." The report is based on reviews of previous research. It concludes there is "limited evidence" that the…