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States With the Highest Gas Prices

After remaining persistently high early in the summer, gasoline prices have tapered slightly in recent weeks. Drivers in some states, however, continue to feel the pinch at the pump. National ...
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home building

New Housing Starts Fall Further in June

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in June slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000, ...
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Another Disappointing Retail Sales Number at Quarter-End

June turned out to not be a great month for retail sales. The Census Bureau reported that advance monthly sales for retail and food services rose by only 0.2% to ...
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Ten States With the Most Student Debt

Average student debt levels have skyrocketed in recent years, reaching nearly $30,000 in 2012 from $18,650 in 2004. With debt levels swelling, President Barack Obama has recently addressed the issue, ...
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Townhouses

May New Home Sales Skyrocket to Highest Rate in Six Years

The U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for May. Sales rose 18.6% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000, from a downwardly ...
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home building

Annual New Housing Starts Drop to a Million in May

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in May slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.00 ...
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States Spending the Most (and Least) on Education

For the third consecutive year, total spending on public elementary and secondary education fell nationwide, according to a recent release from the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending per student totaled $10,608, roughly the same as ...
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Housing development

Good News for Housing — April New Home Sales Surge

The U.S. Census Bureau Friday morning released data on new single-family home sales for April. Sales rose 6.4% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000, from an upwardly ...
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Ten Cities Where the Most People Walk to Work

Just 2.9% of American workers walked to work as of 2012, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the Census Bureau notes that there were massive ...
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home building

The Surprise Recovery in April Housing Construction

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in April rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.07 ...
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home building

March New Construction Spending Slows on Lack of Public Spending

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday morning that construction spending in March increased by 0.2% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $942.5 billion from an upwardly revised estimate ...
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home prices

March New Homes Sales Collapse

The U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for March. Sales fell 14.5% month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 from an upwardly ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.72% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become less-attractive to immigrants than in years ...
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construction

New Housing Construction Jumps Nearly 3% in March

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in March rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000. ...
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shopping

Retail Sales Blossom in March

Monday morning, the U.S. Census Bureau released advance estimates of retail and food services sales for March. Sales rose 1.1% to $433.9 billion, compared with February sales, and 3.8% year ...
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