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Death toll climbs to 210 in February Texas cold snap

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi The death toll from the cold snap that swept Texas in February has risen to 210. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) issued the update on Tuesday announcing the grim number. The majority of the deaths have......

Weekly mortgage refinances spike 20% after interest rates drop to February low

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Real estate agents Rosa Arrigo, center, and Elisa Rosen, right, work an open house in West Hempstead, New York on April 18, 2021. Newsday LLC | Newsday | Getty Images Homeowners saw an opportunity last week and seized it. A sudden and unexpected drop in mortgage rates sent borrowers to......

Stock futures rise slightly after Wall Street’s worst week since February

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Traders on the floor of the NYSE. Source: NYSE Stock futures edged up in overnight trading on Sunday as the market looked to continue to rebound from last week’s sell-off triggered by inflation jitters. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial......

Stock futures are flat after Dow’s worst day since February, key inflation data on deck

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. stock futures were little changed in overnight trading on Tuesday after the Dow’s worst day since February. Dow futures fell 30 points. S&P 500 futures dropped 0.12% and Nasdaq 100 futures slipped 0.14%. On Tuesday, technology stocks fell but......

Chicago had no snow in January or February, a first in 146 years

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Chicago had no snow in January or February, a first in 146 years – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The National Weather Service says it didn’t snow in Chicago in January or February, the first time that’s happened in......

Full Interview: John Brennan, February 26

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Full Interview: John Brennan, February 26 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Fmr. CIA Director John Brennan sits down with Face the Nation host John Dickerson to discuss intelligence leaks, President Trump’s immigration ban and the new National Security......

February home prices see the biggest gain in 15 years, S&P Case-Shiller says

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A “For Sale” sign outside a house in West Palm Beach, Florida, April 7, 2021. Marco Bello | Bloomberg | Getty Images Home price gains continue to outpace expectations, as tight supply and strong demand lead to bidding wars. Nationally, prices in February rose 12% year over year, up from......

Country music duo Brothers Osborne on overcoming personal struggles

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Country music duo Brothers Osborne on overcoming personal struggles – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Anthony Mason talks to country music duo TJ and John Osborne of Brothers Osborne about their decision to take a break after John reached......

Pending home sales fell over 10% in February, as record low supply stifles the housing market

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A sale pending sign is posted in front of a home for sale on July 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The U.S. housing market is suffering from its lowest supply in history, and that is taking an increasingly hard toll on sales. Pending home......

U.S. core capital goods orders; shipments fall in February

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods fell in February after nine straight monthly increases, suggesting some cooling in business spending on equipment in the first quarter. FILE PHOTO: An operator stacks heavy gauge steel brace used for industrial workbench leg at Tennsco’s factory in Dickson, Tennessee,......

Brazil’s February federal tax revenue rises to record $23 billion

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal tax revenue rose in February to its highest on record for that month, the revenue service said on Monday, boosted by strong growth in corporate taxes and firms’ social contributions on net profits. The tax take last month totaled 127.75 billion reais ($23.1 bln), up......

Existing home sales fell sharply in February, as supply dropped by the largest amount on record

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Single-family homes are seen in this aerial photograph taken over a Lennar Corp. development in San Diego, California. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Closed sales of existing homes in February dropped a larger-than-expected 6.6% compared with January, according to the National Association of Realtors. That put them at......

DNC reports best-ever February fundraising for a non-presidential year

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Harrison was the best-funded Senate candidate ever when he squared off against Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) this November, raising $131 million but losing by 10 points. Some within the party had questioned whether Harrison’s success in fundraising against Graham would......

Canada annual inflation rate in February accelerates to 1.1%

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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask rides a mini bike on the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s annual inflation rate accelerated to 1.1% in February, up from......

Services, food drive euro zone inflation in February

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FILE PHOTO: Full shelves with fruits are pictured in a supermarket during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch BRUSSELS (Reuters) – More expensive services and food drove euro zone consumer inflation in February, offsetting cheaper energy, data from the European Union’s......

Canada adds 259,200 jobs in February, unemployment rate falls to 8.2%

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OTTAWA, March 12 (Reuters) – Canada added 259,200 jobs in February, the biggest increase since September 2020 and handily beating analyst estimates, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.2%, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday. Analysts had expected a gain of 75,000 jobs, with an unemployment rate of 9.2%. (Reporting......

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