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How to Maximize Financial Aid and Save for College

Apr 30
A single year at a 4-year college runs between almost $19,000 to $42,000. That leaves many students wondering how they'll save up and pay for tuition. Here's Jill Schlesinger joins with tips for getting the best financial aid.

US Home Prices Accelerated in February as Sales Rise

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Apr 29
U.S. home prices climbed at a faster pace in February than the previous month, driven by higher sales and a limited supply of available houses.

Twitter Stock Tumbles After Revenue, Outlook Miss

Apr 29
Twitter's stock dropped sharply as the company's revenue and outlook fell short of expectations at a time investors are looking for stronger advertising growth to make up for less-than-stellar user numbers.

Rates Mixed at Weekly US Treasury Bill Auction

Apr 28
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with the rate on three-month bills declining to the lowest level since early March, while the rate on six-month bills rose.

Dodging the Dollar Drag: Currency-Hedged Funds are Booming

By Stan Choe | Apr 27
Spanish stocks have climbed 10.9 percent in euros. But for someone counting in U.S. dollars, each of those euros is worth less than at the start of the year. A growing number of funds have been trying to blunt this effect.

US New-Home Sales Collapse in March

Apr 25
Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted in March, as the spring buying season opened with sharp declines in the Northeast and South. The Commerce Department said that new-home sales fell 11.4 percent last month.

Average US Rate on 30-year Mortgage Slips to 3.65 Pct

Apr 24
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down slightly this week and remain near historic lows. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed -rate mortgage slipped to 3.65 percent from 3.67 percent last week.

Stocks Rise on Tech Earnings; Nasdaq Adds to Record

Apr 24
Stock indexes edged higher in late-afternoon trading Friday, helped by gains in big technology companies including Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

Still Got It: Facebook Mobile Ad Revenue Continues to Surge

Apr 23
Nearly three-quarters of Facebook's advertising revenue now comes from mobile ads, as many more users access the social network on smartphones and other hand-held gadgets.

US Home Sales Bounced Back in March, but Can the Gain Last?

Apr 23
U.S. home sales bloomed in March after a brutal winter, a sign of possible newfound momentum for housing.

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