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US home sales tumbled 1.2 percent in January

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:02am

U.S. home sales fell 1.2 percent in January to their worst pace in more than three years, as persistent affordability problems have put a harsh chill in the real estate market.

U.S. home sales slid 1.2 percent in January to the worst pace in more than 3 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:01am

U.S. home sales slid 1.2 percent in January to the worst pace in more than 3 years.

Gov. Mills signs onto power line after CMP sweetens pot

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:55am

Thanks to a proposal for $258 million in incentives, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced Thursday she's giving her support to a 145-mile transmission line that would supply hydropower from Canada to electricity consumers in Massachusetts.

Venezuelans travel to border in caravan to pick up aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:52am

A caravan of opposition leaders is heading toward Venezuela's border with Colombia ahead of a Saturday showdown over humanitarian aid.

Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:44am

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Kazakhstan president fires govt over low living standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:22am

Kazakhstan's president has fired the government over what he calls a failure to raise living standards and diversify away from oil and gas in the Central Asian nation.

IMF and Ecuador reach agreement on $4.2 billion fund

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:19am

The International Monetary Fund's staff has agreed to support the economic policies of the Ecuadorean government with $4.2 billion over the next three years.

Kelzal Perception Appliances Leverage Proprietary Novel Third Generation Neural Network Technology to Solve Key Data and Decisio

Kelzal, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:02am

the Ultra-Low Power and Ultra-Fast Perception Appliances™. The vast majority of camera sensors are frame-based. AI engineers pair these cameras with convolutional neural networks to achieve perception solutions that can identify and classify objects such as people and vehicles. This combination requires extremely expensive and power hungry CPUs/GPUs while yielding slow response times – unacceptable for edge intelligence. The Kelzal event-based vision devices combined with third generation neural networks offers fast low power perception – well suited for mobile robots and surveillance applications in remote locations. The company is backed by $3 million of seed financing led by Motus Ventures.

Report: Commercial flight fatalities tick up, but remain low

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:01am

A leading airline trade group says fatal commercial flight accidents increased in 2018 from a record low set in 2017.

Applications for US jobless benefits fell to a low 216,000

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:39am

Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs declined and hiring is likely strong.

'Pike Logan' author Brad Taylor signs with new publisher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:39am

"Pike Logan" novelist Brad Taylor has a three-book deal with a new publisher.

US durable goods orders up 1.2 percent in December

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:38am

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a 1.2 percent advance in December, the best showing in four months, but much of the strength came from a surge in orders for commercial aircraft. In a worrisome development, a key category that tracks business investment fell for a second straight month.

US durable goods orders up 1.2 percent in December but investment category fell for second month

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:35am

US durable goods orders up 1.2 percent in December but investment category fell for second month.

Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week to a low 216,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:35am

Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week to a low 216,000.

“Beyond the Content” Shows How Mindfulness Can Help Students Succeed on Standardized Tests

750 Publishing, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:32am

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European Central Bank concerned by economic slowdown

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:38am

Top officials of the European Central Bank worried at their last meeting that the slowdown in economic growth might be "deeper and more broad-based" than previously suspected.

Domino's Q4 same-store sales up, but at a slower pace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:36am

Domino's Pizza notched its 31st consecutive quarter of U.S. same-store sales growth, but at a slower pace than investors hoped.

US embassy urges Russia to allow visit to jailed US investor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:34am

The United States Embassy in Moscow has called on Russian authorities to allow its staff to visit a U.S. investment fund manager who has been jailed pending a fraud investigation.

Ex-grocery store owner sentenced for food stamp scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:31am

The former owner of a small grocery store in New Jersey's largest city is headed to prison for her role in a food stamps for cash scheme that cheated the government out of more than $885,000.

Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development

Emily Schmall and Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:08am

A fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 81 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that continue to plague the South Asian country despite its rapid economic growth.