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Consumer confidence rebounds in April

Author: | April 30th, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

NEW YORK | Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:05am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Consumer confidence rebounded in April as Americans felt better about the outlook for the economy and their income prospects, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 68.1 from an upwardly revised 61.9 in March. Economists had expected a reading of 60.8, … Read more »

Home prices rise, seen helping economic recovery

Author: | April 30th, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON | Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:58am EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Home prices rose in February at their fastest annual rate in almost seven years, a fresh sign the housing market recovery will help counter the drag on the economy from government belt tightening. The S&P/Case Shiller index of 20 metropolitan areas showed single-family home prices rose 9.3 percent in February from a year earlier, according to … Read more »

Roadside bomb kills three NATO soldiers in Afghan south

Author: | April 30th, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

KABUL | Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:56am EDT KABUL (Reuters) – A roadside bomb killed three members of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the coalition said. It is ISAF policy not to identify the nationality of soldiers killed on duty. The Taliban on Sunday launched its spring offensive, saying it would take aim at foreign military bases and diplomatic areas. (Reporting by Amie Ferris-Rotman; … Read more »

Bomb in Damascus kills 13 day after attack on prime minister

Author: | April 30th, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

BEIRUT | Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:46am EDT BEIRUT (Reuters) – A bomb killed 13 people in central Damascus on Tuesday, state television said, a day after Prime Minister Wael al-Halki survived an attack on his convoy in the Syrian capital. State-run Suriya television said 70 people were wounded, several critically. The British-based Syrian Observatory reported nine dead civilians and three security personnel but said the toll was likely to … Read more »

Mosque, Muslim shops attacked near Myanmar’s biggest city

Author: | April 30th, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

YANGON | Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:41am EDT YANGON (Reuters) – Rioters attacked a mosque and Muslim businesses in central Myanmar on Tuesday, police said, the closest a series of sectarian clashes pitting Muslims against majority Buddhists has come to the commercial capital Yangon. Roaming gangs armed with bricks smashed the mosque’s windows and looted dozens of shops after a Muslim woman collided with a Buddhist monk while walking in … Read more »