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Battered Wall Street Rebounds With Best Day in 10 Years

Stocks rocketed on Wednesday in Wall Street's best day in 10 years, snapping a stomach-churning, four-day losing streak and giving some post-Christmas cheer to a market that has been battered this December. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up more than...
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US Mortgage Rates Slipped This Week

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates slipped this week, reflecting the stock market decline and rush by investors to Treasury notes. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on th...
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Is Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Drug Finally Coming?

CHICAGO — Hopes are rising again for a drug to alter the course of Alzheimer's disease after decades of failures. An experimental therapy slowed mental decline by 30 percent in patients who got the highest dose in a mid-stage study, and it removed much of the ...