Daily business briefing: Home sales cooled with weather

April 29, 2014 

U.S. home price gains decreased for the third month in a row last February as the severe winter weather and high buying costs slowed sales. Home prices fell in 13 of the 20 metropolitan cities in February. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Laclede Group reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $52.2 million, up 73 percent from the prior year's quarter. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that the past colder-than-usual winter increased demand. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 284,000 C-Class cars in the U.S. and Canada because the rear lights can fail. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Energy Future Holdings is filing for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Dallas-based business owns TXU Energy, a retail electricity provider, and Luminant, the largest power generator in Texas. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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