U.S. Census Bureau

Townhouses

July New Home Sales Falter Again

The U.S. Census Bureau Monday morning released data on new single-family home sales for July. Sales fell 2.4% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000 from an upwardly ...
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home building

New Housing Starts Rise Sharply in July

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in July rose sharply to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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Online shopping

E-commerce Share of Retail Sales Rises to Record High

Retail e-commerce sales in the U.S. reached a new high of 6.4% of all retail sales in the second quarter of 2014 according to the U.S.Census Bureau. That is an ...
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Empty Shelves

Wholesale Inventories Rise Less Than Expected in June, May Revised Lower Too

The last economic report for Friday was the Wholesale Inventories reading for June. It turns out that inventories rose by only 0.3% for the month. Bloomberg and Dow Jones both ...
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Infrastructure

June New Construction Spending Takes Unexpected Turn Lower

The U.S. Census Bureau reported this morning that construction spending in June decreased by 1.8% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $950.2 billion from an upwardly revised estimate ...
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New home

June New Home Sales Collapse

The U.S. Census Bureau Thursday morning released data on new single-family home sales for June. Sales fell 8.1% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, from a downwardly ...
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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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