Landlords are finding it harder to boost monthly rents as more apartment complexes open and as the housing market starts to rebound.
Precious metals tumble as inflation fears ease and the US economy shows strength.
The former budget chief under Ronald Reagan says government policies -- especially those of the Federal Reserve -- will ruin us. But his solution is painful.
Stocks rally despite disappointing reports on jobs and the economy. The first quarter ends with solid gains for equities. Markets will be closed for the Good Friday holiday.
Buyers are ignoring Social Security tax increases and global worries, says a top exec at auto research company Edmunds. But Ford and GM may not be enjoying the gains.
A late-day surge pushes stocks solidly higher, but the S&P 500 again stalls before its all-time high of 1,615. Health care and energy shares lead the rally.
Confusion about whether the fix for Cyprus' banking problems will be used elsewhere hits stocks. Selling prompts the dollar to move higher against the euro.
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