Pending U.S. Sales of Existing Homes Increase

The number of contracts to purchase previously owned homes in the U.S. increased for a second month, a sign the housing market is beginning to stabilize.


Sales Tax Collections Look Good Again

July sales tax collections this year topped last year by 2.2 percent overall. 


Toyota July Sales In US Rise 20 Pct From June

Toyota says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent last month from June, as the Japanese automaker that has been battered by recalls continues to draw customers.


GM Sales Rise 5 Pct As Buyers Return To Dealers

General Motors Co. says its U.S. July sales rose slightly from June, an indication that uneasy consumers are still spending on big-ticket items such as cars and trucks.


Sales Tax Up Trend Continues

The upward trend for sales tax collections across the state continues.