Stories by Alex Veiga

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Markets close higher after rough week; oil price surges

A sharp rebound in oil prices and an encouraging report on retail sales helped lift the stock market to its first gain since late last week.
By Alex Veiga

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Economists predict more growth for U.S. economy, housing in 2016

A robust US economy and job market, plus low mortgage rates, should help keep the recovery in the new-home market going at a modest pace this year.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Dow plunges again as crude falls below $30

Never before has Wall Street gotten off to a worse start to a year. The stock market capped the first two weeks of 2016 with a steep slide Friday that sent the Dow Jones industrial average down ...
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Broad stock sell-off puts S&P 500 into correction

A broad downturn in U.S. stocks on another volatile day for crude oil prices knocked the Standard & Poor’s 500 index down 10 percent from its November peak.
By Alex Veiga

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

US stocks edge lower; S&P 500 in red for the year

U.S. stocks closed lower on Thursday, capping the worst year for the market since 2008.
By Alex Veiga

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Oil slump weighing on housing markets in Texas, North Dakota

Beyond the pump: US oil price slide, layoffs weighing on housing markets after years of gains.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off

Going green: Small changes can often make a green home remodel pay off faster.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

On The Money: Strategies to maximize your Social Security benefits

If you’re one of the 59 million Americans collecting Social Security, the government’s announcement earlier this month that you won’t be getting a cost-of-living raise next year must have been a ...
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

On The Money: How new mortgage disclosure rules may affect buyers

New mortgage disclosure rules aim to make loan terms clearer, but could lead to delays.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

On The Money: 5 things to consider about 529 plans

Saving to cover the ever-rising costs of a university education can be daunting, but one way parents can potentially bridge that gap is by investing through a 529 college savings plan.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Yuan devaluation could weigh on Chinese buyers of US homes

Chinese currency devaluation makes it more costly for Chinese investors to buy US homes.
By Alex Veiga

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

On The Money: 4 tips to save money on your auto maintenance bill

The flashing light on your dashboard is telling you that it’s time once again to give your car something more than a wax and TLC.
By Alex Veiga

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

US stocks jump after Chinese market surges

Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second day in a row as they took advantage of this month's heavy sell-off.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

US stocks surge, snapping 6-day losing streak

The Dow Jones industrial average rocketed more than 600 points Wednesday, its biggest gain in seven years, snapping a six-day losing streak that had Americans nervously checking their investment ...
By Alex Veiga

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Stocks down 200 at the close

U.S. stocks are closing lower this afternoon after falling sharply in the final hour of trading.
By Alex Veiga

US markets recovering from Monday losses

U.S. stocks jumped at the open after China's central bank cut interest rates to support its economy.
By Alex Veiga

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

US stocks take scary ride Monday

The U.S. stock market took investors on a stomach-churning ride Monday, as the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunged more than 1,000 points and sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to ...
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
 
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