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10 Apr 2009 20:36

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Biz: Hoo-ray! Stocks are sustaining their upward momentum!

  • five straight weeks of gains for the stock market, after months of depressing results and one overwraught rant by Rick Santelli
  • 27% the increase that the S&P 500, which includes many financial firms, has seen since March 9 – the best streak since the Great Depression source

17 Mar 2009 10:10

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Biz: Well, they’re building new homes again. But is that good?

  • +22% increase in housing starts in February – not huge but pretty good
  • +82% increase in apartment building, which drove the overall gains source

13 Mar 2009 12:24

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World: Sri Lanka makes heavy gains in its Tamil Tiger conflict

  • 32 Tamil separatists were killed by Sri Lankan forces today source