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New Construction Spending Up Slightly in March

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday morning that construction spending in March rose by 0.3% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.137.5 trillion from the downwardly revised estimate of ...
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11 Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty

Although the economy has largely recovered from the worst effects of the recession, many more Americans live in poverty today than did during the crisis. Perhaps of greater concern is ...
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New Home Sales Slide in March

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Monday morning that sales of new homes in March fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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March Housing Starts Drop Nearly 9%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in March fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 ...
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March Retail Sales Slip 0.3%

The U.S. Census Bureau released advance estimates of retail and food services sales for March on Wednesday morning. Seasonally adjusted sales slipped 0.3% to $446.9 billion, compared with February 2016 ...
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The States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court issued in March a split vote on a decision that, if passed, would have prevented public sector unions from requiring non-union government workers to pay union ...
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New Construction Spending Slides in February

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday morning that construction spending in February slipped by 0.5% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.144 trillion from the upwardly revised estimate of ...
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40% of Japan’s Population Will Be Over 65 in 2050

Aging populations have become part of the anxiety in many countries, which have to decide how they will support their old people and replace them in the workforce. The issue ...
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9 American Cities Losing the Most People

The U.S. Census Bureau released its analysis of population change among the country's 371 metropolitan areas. The period of the analysis covered July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015. While some ...
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What a Higher Q4 GDP Revision Means for the Current Quarter

Financial markets might have been closed in North and South America and in Europe in observance of Good Friday, but somehow that did not keep the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) from ...
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New Home Sales Rise 2% in February

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that sales of new homes in February rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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Housing Starts Up 5% in February

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in February rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.178 ...
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February Retail Sales Slip 0.1%

The U.S. Census Bureau released advance estimates of retail and food services sales for February on Tuesday morning. Seasonally adjusted sales slipped 0.1% to $447.3 billion, compared with January 2016 ...
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The 5 Cities With Lowest Unemployment Are Below 2.5%

According to an analysis of unemployment rates by city, the lowest is Ames, Iowa, at 2.2%, as of December 2015. In the 24/7 Wall St. report on the Cities With ...
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Wholesale Inventories Keep Rising

The U.S. Census Bureau's reading on wholesale trade in the month of January 2016 showed an increase in inventory levels. This is a trend we have seen confirmed in other ...
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