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July New Construction Spending at 7-Year High

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday morning that construction spending in July increased by 0.7% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.083 trillion from the revised estimate of ...
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Personal Income Outgrows Spending, Savings on the Rise

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released its reading on personal income and spending for the month of July. Personal income rose by $67.1 billion, or 0.4%, right in ...
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New Home Sales Up 25% Year-Over-Year in July

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that sales of new homes in July rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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America’s Most Segregated Cities

Racial segregation in U.S. neighborhoods has declined over the past several decades but it remains very high. Meanwhile, residential segregation by income has risen sharply from the relatively low levels ...
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New Housing Starts Return Pre-Recession Levels

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in July rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.206 ...
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Retail Sales Tick Higher in July

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the retail sales figures for July. Investors and economists have been looking for the consumer to drive the economy, particularly as about 70% of ...
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June Wholesale Trade Could Impact GDP Revision

The reading for wholesale trade in June came out with some mixed fanfare on Tuesday. While this may be a June reading and not important to many economists or investors ...
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The Hardest States to Find Full-Time Work

The U.S. labor market has improved considerably since the depths of the recession in 2009. However, traditional measures of the labor market may not always tell the full story. Despite ...
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How Obamacare Increased Insurance Coverage in Every State

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 23, 2010, and open enrollment for all Americans began on October 1, 2013. While the ultimate ...
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The Most (and Least) Expensive States to Drive

Owning a car is expensive. There are maintenance costs to consider, insurance to pay, and of course, gas. Several factors could affect these costs going forward. For one, if legislatures ...
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9 States With the Most Dangerous Weather

Despite a historically slow start to tornado season in 2015, more than 400 tornadoes were reported in May alone, roughly double the average in recent years. May was also the ...
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New Home Sales Pace in June at 7-Month Low

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that sales of new homes in June came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...
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New Housing Starts Jump as New Apartment Buildings Soar 28% in June

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Friday morning that new housing starts in June rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.174 ...
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10 States With the Most Hate Groups

Sexual orientation, race, religious affiliation, and other, often immutable, characteristics are still the basis for discrimination and violence in the United States. While the organized hatred of entire groups of ...
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20 Cities With the Widest Gap Between the Rich and Poor

The nation’s wealthiest residents have controlled a disproportionately large share of all income for many decades. In 2001, however, that proportion became a majority share. Since 2007, the shares of ...
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