• Wall St. climbs to record after data; Jackson Hole ahead

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks inched higher on Thursday and the S&P reached a record high, lifted by data pointing to steady improvement in the economy, as investors awaited the start of a meeting12:29 PM ET | Reuters

  • U.S. housing, jobs data bolster economic outlook

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales rose to a 10-month high in July and the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, signaling strength in the economy11:09 AM ET | Reuters

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