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  • Commercial real estate transactions are falling

    Commercial real estate transactions took a huge hit in August.

    Lawrence Lewitinn
  • Wells Fargo workers say they were fired for reporting 'gaming' of sales quotas

    At least five Wells Fargo employees have sued the bank or filed complaints with regulators alleging that they were fired after reporting the opening of customer accounts without their permission, according to a Reuters review of lawsuits and complaints to the U.S. Labor Department. The suits and…

    Reuters
  • U.S. economy less sluggish in second quarter; companies investing more

    U.S. economic growth was less sluggish than previously thought in the second quarter as exports grew more than imports and businesses raised their investments, hopeful signs for the economic outlook. Other data released by the Commerce Department showed America's trade deficit for goods shrank in…

    Reuters
  • U.S. economy less sluggish in 2nd qtr; companies investing more

    U.S. economic growth was less sluggish than previously thought in the second quarter as exports grew more than imports and businesses raised their investments, hopeful signs for the economic outlook. Other data released by the Commerce Department showed America's trade deficit for goods shrank…

    Reuters
  • Barclays removes Apple from top pick list; eBay upgrade; PepsiCo earnings beat

    Yahoo Finance is tracking the stocks you’re following, based on your Yahoo Finance ticker searches.

    Seana Smith
  • Pepsi pops, Fitbit slims down, Pier 1 jumps, Well Fargo getting grilled

    PepsiCo (PEP) shares got a nice pop in early trading. Pier 1 Imports (PIR) delivered a loss of $0.05 a share for the second quarter. Wells Fargo (WFC) CEO John Stumpf heads back to Capitol Hill today to get grilled by a House committee about the phony account scandal that’s fueling outrage across…

    Yahoo Finance
  • US jobless claims remain low in strong jobs market

    US unemployment claims held in a historically low range last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, pointing to continued tightening in the jobs market. Initial claims for unemployment insurance, an indicator of the pace of layoffs, numbered 254,000 in the week to September 24, 3,000 more…

    AFP
  • Robert Shiller: There's ‘always reason to worry’ about a coming collapse in housing

    US home price gains slowed slighting in July, as many on Wall Street are speculating that the Federal Reserve will raise rates before the end of the year. The recent surge in real estate demand has pushed home prices near their pre-crisis peak in 2006, which is making it increasingly difficult for…

    Seana Smith
  • Fewer Americans Than Forecast Filed for Jobless Claims Last Week

    The number of applications to collect jobless benefits rose less than forecast last week, indicating employers are leery of dismissing workers as the labor market tightens.

    Bloomberg
  • The winners and losers from OPEC's oil deal

    Good news for oil producers is bad news at the pump

    Bloomberg
  • An OPEC production cut some say will never happen

    Wall Street’s enthusiasm over a potential OPEC deal has faded. Not everyone believes OPEC’s preliminary deal to cut oil production at its next meeting is real. Retired Gen. David Petraeus is among the skeptics, calling the cut “nonsense.” Real or not, the success of the cut could have mixed…

    Yahoo Finance
  • California suspends significant ties with Wells Fargo

    Los Angeles (AFP) - The state of California has suspended significant business ties with Wells Fargo, dealing another blow to the bank struggling to contain the fallout from a bogus accounts scandal.

    AFP
  • Petraeus: OPEC cut is 'nonsense'

    One of the world’s most astute analysts of the Middle East doubts OPEC nations will cut oil production as they pledged to do on Sept. 28.

    Rick Newman
  • California suspends business relationships with Wells Fargo

    California State Treasurer John Chiang on Wednesday announced a sweeping suspension of business relationships with Wells Fargo & Co as punishment for the company's defrauding of customers. In addition, Chiang vowed to work with the state's two giant public pension funds to change the management…

    Reuters
  • OPEC reaches preliminary accord to curb oil production

    OPEC nations have reached a preliminary agreement to curb oil production for the first time since the global financial crisis eight years ago, immediately pushing up oil prices. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatar’s energy minister and current president of OPEC, announced the deal after several…

    Associated Press
  • Oil soars 6 percent as OPEC reaches deal to limit output in November

    Oil prices settled up nearly 6 percent on Wednesday after OPEC struck a deal to limit crude output at its policy meeting in November, its first agreement to cut production since 2008 and after the market crashed on oversupply. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries reached agreement…

    Reuters
  • OPEC agrees modest oil output curbs in first deal since 2008

    OPEC agreed on Wednesday modest oil output cuts in the first such deal since 2008, with the group's leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices. "OPEC made an exceptional decision today ... After two and a half years, OPEC reached…

    Reuters