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  • Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

    The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 10.75 points to 13,096.46. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose, but barely - up 0.22 of a point to 1,412.16.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 4:00 PM EST
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  • In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, file photo, shows a home for sale in Miami Lakes, Fla. The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose only slightly in September, suggesting sales may level off in the coming months after solid gains in the past year. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements rose in September to a reading of 99.5. That's up from August's reading of 99.2 but below a two-year high of 101.9 reached in July. Contra

     

    The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose only slightly, suggesting sales may level off in the coming months after solid gains in the past year.

     
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
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