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New Housing Starts Recover From Sharp Drop in August

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Friday morning that new housing starts in September rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 ...
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The 10 Worst States for Women

Based on recently released Census Bureau data, women made up almost half of the workforce last year. Yet, even working full-time and year-round, they were paid only 79 cents for ...
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September Retail Sales Fall Across Nearly All Sectors

The U.S. Census Bureau released advance estimates of retail and food services sales for September on Wednesday morning. Seasonally adjusted sales fell 0.3% to $442.7 billion, compared with August sales, ...
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America’s Poorest Cities

Despite an ongoing economic recovery in the U.S., American households are still struggling. While last year the median household income rose to $52,250, Americans are still not as well off ...
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America’s Richest Cities

Despite an ongoing economic recovery in the U.S., American households are still struggling. While last year the median household income rose to $52,250, Americans are still not as well off ...
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August New Home Sales Soar to 6-Year High

The U.S. Census Bureau this morning released data on new single-family home sales for August. Sales rose 16.3% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000, from an upwardly ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Educated States

The proportion of Americans with a college degree has increased steadily each year for more than a decade. According to the latest U.S. Census data, 29.6% of Americans at least ...
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New Housing Starts Take Double-Digit Dive in August

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in August fell sharply to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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America’s Richest (and Poorest) States

The United States added more than 2.3 million jobs in 2013, the most in any year since 2005. Despite this, income levels and poverty rates did not improve in most ...
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U.S. Household Incomes Finally Rising and Recovering From the Recession

A fresh report from the U.S. Census Bureau has what may be a starting point for the best news most Americans could have hoped for -- household incomes are finally on ...
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Savings From Having No Children Pays for a House

The federal government released two pieces of news recently. Together they show that skipping parenthood provides the cost of a home (which may have been previously owned or may be ...
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The 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets in America

Buying a home is likely the largest purchase most Americans will ever make. But while in some areas homeowners are more easily able to afford to buy, in others ...
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July New Home Sales Falter Again

The U.S. Census Bureau Monday morning released data on new single-family home sales for July. Sales fell 2.4% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000 from an upwardly ...
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New Housing Starts Rise Sharply in July

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in July rose sharply to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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E-commerce Share of Retail Sales Rises to Record High

Retail e-commerce sales in the U.S. reached a new high of 6.4% of all retail sales in the second quarter of 2014 according to the U.S.Census Bureau. That is an ...
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