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Housing Patterns

September New Home Sales Rise as Prices Dip

The U.S. Census Bureau Friday morning released data on new single-family home sales for September. Sales rose 0.2% month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000 from a downwardly ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Amazon, GoPro, KLA-Tencor, Microsoft, Nokia, NCR and More

Stocks were a bit soft but trading higher on Friday morning in the middle of another volatile week. It is obvious as ever that investors are still able and willing ...
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Townhouses

The $650 Billion Global Housing Gap

Affordable housing must be a key to a stable economy and the foundation of a successful society. At least those findings sit among the conclusions of a new report from ...
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Sports Sites Rising Among Top Digital Media Properties

Digital media research firm comScore has released its ranking of the top 50 U.S. digital media properties for September, and the multi-platform list is topped by Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG). ...
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Natural Gas Inventory Less Than 10% Below 5-Year Average

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 94 billion cubic feet for the week ending October 17, compared with an expected ...
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U.S. Workers Forfeit 169 Million Vacation Days Every Year

In the 25 years between 1976 and 2000, American workers used 20.3 days of the vacation time they had earned. Since then, U.S. workers report that they take just 16 ...
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home prices

Home Prices Rise for Ninth Consecutive Month

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. home prices rose 0.5% sequentially in the month of August. Compared with August 2013, the house price index has ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Angie’s List, Boeing, Yelp, AT&T and More

Stocks traded higher on Thursday morning in the middle of another volatile week. What we keep seeing is that investors will step up and buy value stocks and overlooked stocks ...
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40% of Online Users Have Been Harrassed

According to a new study by the Pew Research Internet Project, online harassment is not an aberration. It is actually closer to the norm. Pew researchers reported: Harassment -- from ...
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American Executives Move Manufacturing Out of China

In a reversal of decades of American companies moving manufacturing from the United States to China -- presumably to save money -- executives of large firms have changed their minds ...
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Crude Oil Price Skids Following Big Inventory Build

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 7.1 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AOL, ARM, Coke, Cree, 3D Systems, Ocwen, Groupon and More

Stocks were firm again on Wednesday morning. Investors have now formally proven that they are willing to buy value and overlooked stocks on the dips. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens ...
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jobs

31% of Americans Believe It’s a Good Time to Find Job

Gallup reports that optimism about finding a job has jumped to a level rarely seen since the Great Recession. Improvement in gross domestic product, consumer sentiment and a drop in ...
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Housing Patterns

After Two Years of Gains, Have Housing Prices Peaked?

After more than two years of continuous increases, price growth in the U.S. housing market finally came to the end of its run. House prices fell less than 1% between ...
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September Sales of Existing Homes Rise to Year-to-Date High

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in September jumped 2.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.17 million ...
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