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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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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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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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Wholesale Trade Rises in February

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday morning that U.S. wholesale trade rose 0.7% in February to $436.1 billion from a downwardly revised January total and up 3.1% compared with February ...
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Ten Cities Where Young People Can’t Find Work

As the United States recovers jobs lost during the recession, young Americans are still experiencing a much longer decline in their employment prospects. Between 2000 and 2012, job opportunities for ...
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February New Home Sales at Highest Level Since 2008

The U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for February. Sales fell 3.3% month over month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000 from ...
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Nine Cities Where Wealth Is Soaring

The United States is still slowly recovering from the recession, and incomes across the nation have declined in recent years. Nationwide, median household income was $51,771 a year during the ...
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New Homes Sales Surge 10%

The U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for January. Sales rose 9.6% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000, from a revised ...
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Cities With Highest (and Lowest) Taxes

Although a little late this year, due largely to the federal government’s 17-day shutdown in 2013, tax season is here. And, according to a new report, what you owe in ...
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New Housing Starts Tank in January

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in January rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 880,000. ...
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States Where Children are Struggling the Most to Read

According to a recent report, children’s reading performances have improved in the past decade. While 70% of fourth graders had weak reading skills in 2003, that rate dropped to 66% ...
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December U.S. Trade Deficit Rises Sharply

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday morning that the U.S. trade deficit for December 2013 totaled $38.7 billion, up from $34.6 billion in November. ...
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North Dakota Jobless Rate at 2.6%

The unemployment rate in the United States was 6.7% in December. In North Dakota, it was 2.6%. The low number is a testament to what having a very low population, ...
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74% Believe U.S. Still in Recession

Seventy-four percent of Americans believe that the nation is still in a recession, which may be a sign that the lower and middle classes are still anxious about unemployment, the ...
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The Most Expensive Luxury Imports in America

In a year in which high-end cars have sold particularly well, the prices of several imports have moved higher than $100,000 -- in some cases much higher. The imports in this ...
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