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Wall Street Roundup: Home sales surge. More Goldman headaches.

April 23, 2010 |  7:46 am

Home sales surge. Sales of new homes rose 27% from February to March, the Commerce Department reported. The rise appears partially attributable to an expiring tax break for home buyers. 

Greece's plea. Greece's prime minister formally requested an aid package from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, giving European stocks a brief rally.

More Goldman headaches. The government is looking at whether one of Goldman Sachs' board members tipped off a hedge fund about Warren Buffett's big purchase of Goldman stock back in 2008, the Wall Street Journal reports. 

--Nathaniel Popper