A major lender has announced it's going to stop making risky loans that help financially-stretched homebuyers pull together a down payment. That's likely to further weaken demand in the slumping housing market.
Lovers will exchange some 175 million roses today. Many of these flowers are shipped from Latin America and inspected for bugs before they're let into the U.S., so growers cut their risks with pesticides.
The U.S. wants India to change a law that bars foreign companies from selling directly to its consumers. Wal-Mart is halfway there, so the government is trying to help push the retail giant through the door.
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