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Rising smartphone star Xiaomi is moving upmarket and taking aim at Apple's iPhone.

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.80 percent

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US home sales plunge 4.9 percent in January

U. S. home sales struck a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales...

US home sales drop 4.9 pct. in January job growth and low mortgage rates...

US home sales drop 4.9 pct. in January; job growth and low mortgage rates fail to spur buying.

Rents rise in US overall but dip in Chicago and Minneapolis

U. S. home rental prices rose at a steady rate in January, but prices barely budged or even dipped in parts of the Midwest and Mid‑Atlantic. Real...

Obama Honors Historic Chicago Neighborhood

President Barack Obama on Thursday designated three new national monuments, including one in Chicago, and said protecting sites revered for their natural...