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U.S. existing-home sale rise as expected in July, but the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors says that a shortage of properties on the market is putting upward pressures on prices, eliminating some of the benefits from a recent drop in mortgage rates.
The new joint credit card with Goldman Sachs is the first of several new services from Apple expected to debut this year.
The report follows earlier news that Mastercard had teamed up with Facebook on Libra, the social media giant's cryptocurrency.
Deutsche Bank analyst Ashish Sabadra slashes the price target on the stock to $158 from $162, citing 'multiple headwinds' facing the loyalty rewards marketer and credit card company.
Permits jumped by 8.4% from June levels to 1.336 million, well above economists' forecast for an increase of 1.27 million. The surge could portend a turnaround in the residential home market, since housing starts, reflecting the actual start of new construction, fell by 4% from June levels to 1.19 million.
Interest-rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, coupled with global economic and market pressures that are pushing down yields on 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds, have pushed down mortgage rates, making it more advantageous for borrowers to refinance home loans.
Retail sales rise by 0.7% in July, accelerating from June's revised growth rate of 0.3%, a government report shows. Economists had projected an increase of 0.3% from the prior month.
`[Credit] businesses are cyclical, and we would expect Goldman Sachs to face its fair share of volatility in the next recession,' analyst writes.
While bank stocks led Wednesday's market rout, retailers weren't far behind, with shares of Macy's plummeting after the department store giant reported notably weak second quarter earnings.
Interest-rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, coupled with global economic and market pressures that are pushing down yields on 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds, have pushed down mortgage rates, leading more homeowners to refinance, a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association shows.
Active accounts fell in the second quarter, and the company says it expects that trend to continue in the third quarter and begin to moderate in the fourth period.
Mastercard agreed to pay 2.85 billion euros, or $3.2 billion, to acquire the majority of the corporate-services business of Nets, a European payments-technology company.
While widespread adoption of the card isn't expected immediately, some analysts are already working its launch into estimates.
Group chief executive John Flint said he's stepping down, 'in mutual agreement' with the board.