U.S. pending home sales decline in December

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Pending home sales cooled in December, which the National Association of Realtors attributed to fewer homes available for sale and a slight rise in prices. The pendin...

U.S. new-home sales rise 11.6% in December

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U.S. consumer confidence jumps to 7-year high

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Consumer confidence jumped in January to the best reading since August 2007, according to the latest reading from the Conference Board. The consumer-confidence index ...