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Can US Housing Industry's Comeback Endure? The Outlook Dims

By Josh Boak | Jul 31
The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Or will it?

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Indiana Convention's CEO Calls for Broader LGBT Protections

CORPORATE | By Brian Slodysko | Jul 31
The CEO of a large gamers' convention that threatened to leave Indiana earlier this year over a religious objections law said organizers are "shopping the show" to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don't expand protections for gays.

VP: Doctors are Being Stalked by Anti-Abortion Extremists

LEGAL | Jul 31
Planned Parenthood is responding to undercover video that purports to show employees negotiating the sale of fetal organs recovered from abortions.

Safety Issues: New Ford F-150 Gets Mixed Reviews

CORPORATE | Jul 31
The Super Cab version of the Ford F-150 performed poorly in crash tests.

Future Unsure for Troubled New Mexico Green Chile Production

CORPORATE | By Russell Contreras | Jul 31
Green chiles, the signature crop of New Mexico, are in danger. As this year's harvest begins, labor shortages, drought and foreign competition have hurt production in the state.

Can US Housing Industry's Comeback Endure? The Outlook Dims

FINANCE | By Josh Boak | Jul 31
The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Or will it?

In Tech: New Motorola Smartphones; Faster Future Memory Chip

CORPORATE | Jul 30
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.

What's in the 6-Year Senate Transportation Bill

LEGAL | By Joan Lowy | Jul 30
The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall.

Strong Home Sales, Limited Supply Lift US Home Prices in May

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Jul 30
U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.

US Agency Denies Request for Fiat Chrysler Investigation

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher | Jul 30
U.S. auto safety regulators have rejected a request from an advocacy group to investigate power system failures in almost 5 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles that potentially could cause stalling and other problems.

Software Turns Smartphones into Tools for Medical Research

CORPORATE | By Brandon Bailey | Jul 30
Smartphone apps are the latest tools to emerge from the intersection of health care and Silicon Valley, where tech companies are also working on new ways of bringing patients and doctors together online.

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