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The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

In 1940, 20.2% of U.S. homes were overcrowded, according to the Census Bureau. By 2000, that figure had fallen to just 5.7%. For many reasons, Americans today have more room ...
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Poorest Town in Every State

Incomes in the United States are far from uniform. A typical household in Scarsdale, New York earns nearly a quarter of a million dollars a year, or more than 13 ...
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New Home Sales Soar in April

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Monday morning that sales of new homes in April soared to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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April Housing Starts Jump 6.6%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in April jumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.172 ...
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April Retail Sales Rise 1.3%

The U.S. Census Bureau released advance estimates of retail and food services sales for April on Friday morning. Seasonally adjusted sales rose by 1.3% to $453.4 billion, compared with March ...
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The Value of a Dollar in Every State

While a dollar bill looks and feels the same all over the United States, its value is often very different depending on where it is used. The prices of housing, ...
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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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