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New Housing Starts Take Double-Digit Dive in August

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in August fell sharply to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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America’s Richest (and Poorest) States

The United States added more than 2.3 million jobs in 2013, the most in any year since 2005. Despite this, income levels and poverty rates did not improve in most ...
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U.S. Household Incomes Finally Rising and Recovering From the Recession

A fresh report from the U.S. Census Bureau has what may be a starting point for the best news most Americans could have hoped for -- household incomes are finally on ...
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Savings From Having No Children Pays for a House

The federal government released two pieces of news recently. Together they show that skipping parenthood provides the cost of a home (which may have been previously owned or may be ...
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The 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets in America

Buying a home is likely the largest purchase most Americans will ever make. But while in some areas homeowners are more easily able to afford to buy, in others ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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