U.S. apartment vacancy rate edges up in second quarter: Reis
The U.S. apartment vacancy rate increased in the second quarter and rents were higher, according to a report from Reis Inc .
NEW YORK Barclays economists on Tuesday raised their view on U.S. economic growth in the first quarter to 1.6 percent from 1.2 percent after government data showed a larger-than-forecast narrowing of the goods trade in February.
U.S. trade deficit in goods shrank to $64.8 billion in February from $68.8 billion in January. Barclays economists had projected a deficit of $68.0 billion last month.
(Reporting by Richard Leong)
BERLIN U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has canceled a trip to Germany on Tuesday, the economy ministry in Berlin said, giving no reason.
TOKYO Japanese stocks edged towards two-year highs on Tuesday as exporters benefited from dollar strength, with investors expecting comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to support the Fed's projection for one more interest rate rise this year.