August 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);8/18/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 33, pP15
The article offers news briefs related to U.S. businesses as of August 18, 2008. Internet provider of home valuations Zillow.com reported that home prices fell 9.9 percent in the second quarter of 2008, giving 29 percent of American homeowners negative equity. The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly dropped from $59.2 billion in May to $56.8 billion or 4.1 percent in June, according to the Commerce Department report. The Commerce Department reported a drop in U.S. retailer sales in July with a 0.1 percent drop in consumer spending from June.


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