Home prices continue to rise, Minneapolis among leaders

U.S. Home prices rose in June in all of the 20 cities tracked, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index. Minneapolis recorded one of the biggest one-month gains -- up 4.8 percent from May and 5.7 percent from June 2011.
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U.S. Home prices rose in June in all of the 20 cities tracked, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index. Minneapolis recorded one of the biggest one-month gains -- up 4.8 percent from May and 5.7 percent from June 2011.

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