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(Bloomberg) -- The euro weakened amid few signs of progress in talks between Greece and its creditors, while oil fell as Iranian and Western diplomats worked toward a nuclear deal. Stocks fell and Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures signaled the gauge will trim its ninth quarterly advance.

U.S. home price increases continued to rise at a steady pace in January, as the housing market deals with affordability problems and few properties listed for sale.

(Bloomberg) -- CBRE Group Inc. agreed to buy the Global WorkPlace Solutions unit of Johnson Controls Inc. for $1.475 billion in cash to add facilities management to its corporate services business.

(Bloomberg Business) -- When a parking space in Manhattan costs $136,000 and only 15 percent of San Francisco's homes are affordable for the middle class, it's easy to worrythat another housing bubble is around the corner.

(Bloomberg) -- Swiss chemical maker Clariant AG reiterated it wants to stay independent amid speculation that German rival Evonik Industries AG is examining a takeover bid.

(Bloomberg) -- Prudential Plc, the largest U.K. insurer by market value, paid an employee at least 15.3 million pounds ($22.6 million) in 2014, eclipsing director on the company’s board.

(Bloomberg) -- When Mario Draghi reminds politicians of the importance of economic reforms, the European Central Bank president has fresh evidence to make his point.

(Bloomberg) -- Oil headed for a third quarterly loss as Iranian and Western diplomats worked toward a nuclear deal that may lead to the OPEC member increasing crude exports.

Actavis PLC is selling its generic drug business in Australia to privately-held Amneal Pharmaceuticals for an undisclosed amount.

(Bloomberg) -- Gold traded near the lowest in more than a week as the dollar strengthened and improving economic data backed the case for U.S. policy makers to raise interest rates.

China is “creating a great wall of sand” through land reclamation in the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday.

(Bloomberg) -- Connacher Oil & Gas Ltd. has defaulted on some of its debt and bondholders are right to demand repayment, a former U.S. bankruptcy judge said in a Canadian court filing on behalf of a creditor group represented by Credit Suisse Group AG.

(Bloomberg) -- Clashes in Ukraine’s easternmost regions abated further as the government saw fewer rebel attacks and a three-party envoy group prepared talks with pro-Russian insurgents on deescalating the yearlong conflict.

Comcast is establishing a firm with $4.1 billion in capital commitments to invest in fast-growing companies.

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.’s new mobile-payment system is failing to capture all of its potential business, according to a survey, with two-thirds of users reporting problems using the service at the checkout counter.

Insurance company Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. is buying Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $1.75 billion.

Warren Buffett's company has added two small Virginia newspapers to its collection of more than two dozen small and medium-sized newspapers.

(Bloomberg) -- Iran and world powers are closing in on an agreement detailing the main steps needed to resolve a 12-year standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, giving themselves three months to overcome remaining differences.

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks declined amid a retreat among commodity and industrial companies, trimming a ninth straight quarterly advance for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

(Bloomberg) -- Consumer confidence increased in March to the second-highest level since August 2007 as Americans grew more upbeat about the outlook for the labor market and incomes.

(Bloomberg) -- Business activity in the Chicago area shrank in March for a second month as orders and production contracted.

(Bloomberg) -- Home prices in 20 U.S. cities appreciated at a faster pace in the year ended in January, indicating the residential real-estate market continues to firm.

An improving job market drove U.S. consumer confidence higher this month after a dip in February.

Microsoft is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families.

(Bloomberg View) -- Should people be able to get a free house by refusing to paytheir mortgage?

(Bloomberg) -- As U.S. states collect record tolls from drivers, political opposition to fee-based highways and bridges is threatening efforts to rebuild crumbling infrastructure.

(Bloomberg) -- It took Kilroy Realty Corp. three days to nail down the major points of an almost two-decade lease for Salesforce.com Inc. at the property company’s new San Francisco tower. A final agreement was signed within five weeks.

issues that could affect the worldwide aviation industry.

A program to put a dietetics group's “Kids Eat Right” logo on Kraft Singles will reach an early expiration date after an uproar among dietitians.

ancient church, traditional shops, Polish supermarkets, Baltic bakeries. Amid the bargain-hunting crowds on market day, eastern European languages are almost as common as the local Lincolnshire accent.

Talks between Greece and its creditors over budget reforms the country is proposing to unlock remaining bailout funds have wrapped up for now in Brussels.

Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the National Security Agency in a stolen car met the vehicle's owner in Baltimore before heading to a hotel to “party.”

Fast-food labor organizers are expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including college campuses.

NATO's supreme commander in Europe says a convoy of U.S. troops crossing eastern Europe is a way of reassuring allies of the military alliance's support and of practicing little-used skills.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says that Iraqi forces have reached the center of Tikrit in its push to retake the city from the Islamic State group.


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