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PENDING SALES OF previously-owned homes in the U.S. fell 0.6 percent in October, the fifth consecutive month of declines, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had anticipated a 1 percent gain in the pending home sales index. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Pending sales of existing homes drop for fifth month

WASHINGTON – The number of contracts Americans signed to buy previously-owned homes unexpectedly fell in October for a fifth consecutive month amid higher borrowing...
SALES OF EXISTING HOMES fell 3.2 percent in October, according to the National Association of Realtors, indicating that limited inventory and higher mortgage rates have hindered teh housing-market recovery. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JACOB KEPLER

Sales of existing homes lowest in four months

WASHINGTON – Purchases of previously-owned U.S. homes fell in October to the lowest level in four months as limited supply and higher mortgage rates...

Consumer sentiment fell in November to two-year low

WASHINGTON – Consumer sentiment in the U.S. fell in November to the lowest level in almost two years as households reeled from last month’s...
FOLLOWING A 17-DAY shutdown of the federal government in October, pessimism about economic recovery brought consumer sentiment to a 10-month low. Mark Vitner, a senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities LLC, predicts that retailers will continue to see subdued sales in the coming weeks. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

Consumer sentiment fell to 10-month low in October

WASHINGTON – Consumer confidence in the U.S. dropped in October to a 10-month low, showing the reopening of the federal government failed to reassure...
AFTER A 16-DAY shutdown of the federal government -- the first in 17 years -- consumer confidence fell in October to its lowest level since November 2011, Bloomberg reported Thursday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Consumers’ expectations for economy plunge to two-year low

WASHINGTON - Americans in October were the most pessimistic about the nation’s economic prospects in almost two years as concern mounted that continued political...

Consumer sentiment fell in Oct. to nine-month low

WASHINGTON - Consumer sentiment in the U.S. fell in October to a nine-month low as the government’s partial shutdown and the debt-ceiling debate caused...

Consumer credit rises $13.6 billion on car purchases

WASHINGTON - Consumer borrowing rose more than projected in August as Americans took out more loans for motor vehicle purchases and education. The $13.6 billion...

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