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Excerpt: Ben Bernanke's 'The Courage to Act'
Excerpted from The Courage to Act: A Memoir of A Crisis and Its Aftermath by Ben S. Bernanke. Copyright © 2015 by Ben S. Bernanke. With permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Prologue: I Can Still Stop This . . . It was 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2008.
US Home Sales Fell in July Amid Inventory Shortage
US sales of existing homes down 3.2 percent in July amid fewer listings, higher prices
Ahead of the Bell: US Existing-Home Sales
US home sales expected to dip 1.3 percent in July after hitting nine-year high in June
US New-Home Sales Climb to Best Level Since Late 2007
US sales of new homes soared 12.4 percent in July to best level since October 2007
Ahead of the Bell: US New-Home Sales
The Commerce Department reports on July sales of new homes Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. SALES SLIP: Economists believe that new-home sales fell just over 2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 580,000, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. This would be a pullback
Self-driving Uber cars to carry passenger soon in Pittsburgh SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber will soon start using self-driving cars to carry passengers in Pittsburgh, raising the stakes in the race to deploy autonomous vehicles. The ride-hailing company said Thursday that customers will be able to opt
Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Slips to 3.43 Percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged lower this week, remaining at historically low levels as a potential spur to home purchases. The average for the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.43 percent from 3.45 percent last week.
US Homebuilder Sentiment Rises in August as Sales Improve
US homebuilders are feeling more optimistic this month, reflecting strong growth in new-home sales and prices
AP National News Calendar
Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Aug. 14 - Aug. 20. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note. MONDAY: National Association of Home