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Last Updated Dec 8, 2016 04:48PM

Household wealth in the U.S. accelerated in the third quarter, driven by higher financial assets and real-estate values, figures from the Federal Reserve in Washington showed Thursday. Key points: - N...

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    Updated Dec 08 2016 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jos. A. Bank’s comeback fuels parent company rally
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, people walk to work on Wall Street beneath a statue of George Washington, in New York. Global shares rose on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, following upbeat trade data from China. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Gains for banks lead stocks to all-time highs
    New York • After a quiet start, major U.S. stock indexes again set all-time highs Thursday as the market built on a surge the previous day. Banks cont...
    Updated Dec 08 2016 04:27 pm   |     |   Share


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