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Ten years after crash, Americans still have not fallen back in love with stocks


NEW YORK Luke Thomas, 44, an information technology field manager who lives in Miami, began investing in the U.S. stock market in his early 20s, attracted by the prospect of learning “how to grow a little bit of money into a lot,” he said. | Video

Wall Street's tech love affair might end in tears

SAN FRANCISCO Outsized returns delivered by Amazon.com , Netflix and other heavyweight technology stocks have made them heroes on Wall Street, but some strategists warn that investors' reliance on them exacerbates the risk of a steep downturn.

Mar 16 2018

Ten years after JPMorgan/Bear Stearns deal banks may have already seen biggest gains

Ten years after JPMorgan bought failing investment bank Bear Stearns, one of the first big harbingers of the financial crisis, investor views on U.S. banks are significantly brighter, although the sector may have already put its biggest gains behind it. | Video

Mar 16 2018

Exclusive: Brookfield Property submits new offer for mall owner GGP - sources

Commercial real estate company Brookfield Property Partners LP has submitted a new offer to take over GGP Inc , one of the largest owners and operators of U.S. shopping centers, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Mar 16 2018

U.S. industrial output soars; housing starts fall

WASHINGTON U.S. industrial production surged in February, boosted by strong increases in output at factories and mines, but the economic outlook for the first quarter was dimmed by a larger-than-expected plunge in homebuilding last month.

Mar 16 2018

Bank of England says UK's reliance on 'kindness of strangers for finance is rising

LONDON, Britain's reliance on the "kindness of strangers" to finance its large current account deficit appears to be increasing, the Bank of England said on Friday.

Mar 16 2018

Singapore's 'en-bloc' redevelopment fever may be cooling

SINGAPORE Singaporean engineer Andy Goh has stopped saying hello to some neighbors in his condominium.

Mar 16 2018

REIT exposure to Toys 'R' Us is minor, but shares slip anew

NEW YORK Shuttered Toys 'R' Us stores can likely be filled by discounters and fitness centers, analysts said on Thursday, but shares in real estate investment trusts that lease to the chain fell as its troubles reflected broader worries plaguing the sector.

Mar 15 2018

Can 3D-printed houses provide cheap, safe homes for the world's poor?

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of families living in El Salvador's slums hope to swap their makeshift wooden shacks for concrete 3D-printed houses next year, in what developers say is the first project of its kind in the world.

Mar 15 2018

Canada household debt-to-income near record high, home sales fall

OTTAWA Canadian household debt as a share of income remained near a record high in the fourth quarter, even as interest rates began to rise last year, while home sales fell in February as tighter mortgage rules hit demand.

Mar 15 2018