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consumerconfidence-072914.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved for the third consecutive month in July, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday, with the consumer confidence index jumping to its highest level in almost seven years.

homesales-030411_29Jul14.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas continued to increase at a slower pace in the month of May, Standard & Poor's revealed in a report released on Tuesday. The report said the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index increased at an annual rate of 9.3 percent in May compared to the 10.8 percent growth reported for April.

Russian troops continue to mass along the border with Ukraine, and heavy and sophisticated Russian equipment continue to flow across the border to Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said on Monday. Around 12,000 Russian combat troops remain along Ukraine's...

Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon's underground sea all the way to its surface, NASA said in a press release. These...

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New Delhi for the 5th U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, which he will co-chair with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on July 31. Kerry will be accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who will lead discussions to strengthen economic...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has spoken over the phone with Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Monday. In a statement, Kirby said Hagel congratulated Heletey on his recent appointment and asked for his assessment of developments...

With 1.4 million deaths every year attributed to acute and chronic liver disease, the United Nations health agency marked the World Hepatitis Day on Monday by calling on countries to intensify efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat one of the world's most serious diseases. "For years, viral hepatitis...

img5-072814.jpg House and Senate negotiators revealed Monday that they have reached an agreement on compromise legislation to reform the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

Sarahpalin-072814.jpg Former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin announced Sunday that she is launching her own online news channel in an effort to provide her supporters an alternative to the mainstream news media.

pendingHomeSales-072814.jpg After reporting a sharp jump in U.S. pending home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing that pending home sales unexpectedly saw a notable pullback in the month of June.

An American doctor, Dr. Kent Brantly, has tested positive for the deadly Ebola disease in Liberia, reports said quoting a statement from North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse. The doctor, aged 33, is working for a relief organization in Liberia. The virus is highly contagious. Its symptoms include...

Israel Saturday agreed to a request from the United Nations to extend the temporary ceasefire in the Gaza strip by 24 hours. But Hamas rejected the call, stating that any truce that does not guarantee a total withdrawal of Israeli forces from the conflict area is not acceptable. A 12-hour humanitarian...

Israel has agreed to an extension of ceasefire in Gaza until Sunday midnight. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting on Saturday night. As per reports, Hamas rejected the truce. Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, earlier, announced that Israel respected the UN-requested humanitarian ceasefire...

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned the killing of civilians in the western province of Ghor, and called for an investigation. On Friday morning, two buses transporting civilians were stopped by armed men, and the passengers were shot dead. At least 15 persons, including...

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza Strip that will start Saturday morning, reports said. Efforts to negotiate a seven-day ceasefire are still ongoing. As per an Israeli spokesperson, troops would keep searching for tunnels used by militants during the brief truce,...