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Home resales rise 1.3% in April as housing market heats up

Sales of previously owned homes rose nationwide in April as the housing market picked up some steam amid the spring selling season.<p>Home resales climbed 1.3% from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.65 million, the National Assn. of Realtors reported Thursday. That was the first gain …

Real Estate

Best Buy would also love Apple to unveil a new product

Add Best Buy to the cacophony of voices calling for Apple CEO Tim Cook to develop and release some new products. The consumer electronics retailer, which these days is marketing itself as the “ultimate showroom,” reported earnings this morning. They weren’t terrible: Sales growth declined, but at …

Best Buy

The Apple-Beats Deal Is Happening, But Not For Reasons You Might Think

"They want Jimmy and they want Dre," the source tells TechCrunch. "He's got fashion and culture completely locked up."<p>Jimmy Iovine is a founder of Beats and reportedly owns 25% of the company.<p>The rumor that Apple is in talks to buy Beats for $3.2 billion has had everyone scratching their heads the …

Tim Cook

North Dakota again leads nation in housing growth

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's oil boom fueled the fastest housing growth in the nation for the third consecutive year, government figures …