Stories by Alex Veiga

Monday, May 18, 2015

US homebuilders' confidence in sales prospects ebbs

US homebuilder confidence dims as spring buying season sputters; overall outlook favorable.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, April 17, 2015

Tips for parents considering helping their child buy a home

Parents may be able to help their children buy a home, but it pays to weigh all options first.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

US homebuilders' outlook for spring sales surges

US homebuilder confidence, outlook surge in April on expectations of robust sales this spring.
By Alex Veiga

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Why rent is rising this year

LOS ANGELES — Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again. Renting has gotten increasingly expensive over the last five years. 
By Alex Veiga

Friday, March 27, 2015

On The Money: Home appraisal comes in below your sales price, now what?

Housing market trends bode well for sellers this spring, but some may encounter hurdles even after they land a buyer.
By Alex Veiga

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Disappointing outlooks drive stocks lower

U.S. stocks slumped Tuesday after some of the market's largest companies reported disappointing earnings, taking investors on a turbulent ride that deepened the losses for the year.
By Alex Veiga

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

US homebuilder confidence, sales outlook slip in January

US homebuilder confidence, sales expectations slip in January; outlook still favorable overall.
By Alex Veiga

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

The Dow Jones industrial average broke through 18,000 points for the first time Tuesday as the stock market continued a late-year march to record highs.
By Alex Veiga

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

US homebuilder sentiment slips in December

US homebuilder confidence, sales expectations slip in December; outlook remains positive.
By Alex Veiga

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

3 tips for using credit wisely during the holidays

Using credit to tackle your holiday shopping can be tempting. And offers of a discount for opening a new account, or interest-free purchases for a year or more make it more enticing.
By Alex Veiga

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Hackers force message on Web sites via US company

Gigya CEO Patrick Salyer said hackers had rerouted Internet traffic from the company's Web site to an outside computer server. 
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index carved out all-time highs, extending the market's gains for the week. It was the third record close for the Dow in the week and ...
By Alex Veiga

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Dow, S&P 500 mark latest record highs

Investors remained in a record-setting mood Tuesday, edging the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index to their latest all-time highs.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Stocks plumment but claw back in turbulent day

Fear drove Wall Street to one of its most dramatic, nauseating days in years Wednesday. Investors fled stocks and poured into bonds as worries about a global economic slowdown intensified.
By Alex Veiga

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

JPMorgan says data breach affected 76 million

LOS ANGELES - A huge cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co. this summer has compromised customer information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the bank said ...
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

US homebuilder confidence soars in September

Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9-year high on stronger sales outlook.
By Alex Veiga

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

US credit card late payments down in second quarter

TransUnion: Late-payment rate on US credit cards slides to lowest level in at least 7 years.
By Alex Veiga

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time; Burger King jumps on deal talks.
By Alex Veiga

Monday, May 26, 2014

Pfizer ends bid for takeover of AstraZeneca

Pfizer said Monday that it does not intend to make a takeover offer for British drugmaker AstraZeneca, on what would have been the largest deal in the industry's history.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, March 7, 2014

Transferring a credit card balance: Wise move?

Here are some tips on gauging whether a credit card balance transfer offer makes financial sense.
By Alex Veiga
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