First-time buyers face hurdles to homeownership this spring

...see more money in their paychecks before they'll take the plunge into homeownership," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.If early signs are any indication, there won't a noticeable jump in new homeowners during the spring...

Volatile start to year in markets could help bank profits

...need volatility and volume to really profit. They got both," said Nancy Bush, an independent banking industry financial analyst with NAB Research.Two of the places where volatility has been most noticeable last quarter have been in the currency...

Bank of America returns to profits as legal costs subside

...What we saw in (currencies) was very encouraging. We are looking to do more in rates and currencies," Thompson said.Bank of America's results missed expectations. Financial analysts surveyed by FactSet expected 29 cents per share.

On The Money: Home appraisal comes in below your sales price, now what?

...it's either an opportunity to renegotiate the price or it means you're overpaying," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com.Still, in markets where the inventory of homes for sale is particularly tight, there will be...

CSX meets 4Q profit forecast, freight volume rises

...Revenue climbed 5 percent, to $3.2 billion from $3.03 billion.The latest results matched forecasts by financial analysts, which called for earnings of 49 cents per share on $3.18 billion in revenue, according to a survey by Zacks...

1-year delay possible at Plant Vogtle, watchdog says

...not formally changed its schedule, though it acknowledges the project timeline is under pressure. The state's financial analysts say finishing the reactors is cheaper than building the next-cheapest option, a gas-fired power plant."Benefits...

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...rose 6 percent, with the largest growth in chemicals, minerals and coal.The latest results matched forecasts by financial analysts, which called for earnings of 49 cents per share on $3.18 billion in revenue, according to a survey by Zacks...

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

...to $38.46.Wireless communications company Aruba Networks sank 13.7 percent after its outlook fell short of financial analysts' expectations. The stock shed $2.98 to $18.82.China's interest rate cut raised hopes for increased economic...

Perdue touts business record in Georgia Senate bid

...up to CEO of Reebok Brand. Financial analysts credited Perdue with helping...and a plummeting stock," financial analyst Patrick McKeever told The Tennessean...5 billion in sales, some financial analysts and stockholders had complained...

New rules aim to reduce default rates in reverse mortgages amid signs program is rebounding

...mortgages will be a lifeline for millions of Americans in retirement in the years to come," said Greg McBride, a chief financial analyst for Bankrate, citing growing financial pressures from rising college tuition for their children and health care...