WASHINGTON — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year. The National Association of Realtors said ...Read More »
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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that a recent string of strong job gains may continue. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 21,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 283,000, the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — U.S. factory activity grew at the slowest pace in six months in December, weakened by declines in orders and production. Yet growth was still healthy, a sign manufacturing may help drive the economy’s expansion in 2015 as it ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A burst of U.S. hiring in November — the most in nearly three years — added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world. In addition, the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Charlotte was one of only two cities in the Standard & Poor’s Case/Shiller 20-city home price index to report larger annual home price gains in September than in August. U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest ...
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WASHINGTON — U.S. companies ramped up hiring in September, and more Americans were confident enough to quit their jobs — two signs of an improving economy. The number of available jobs declined but remained at a healthy level. More than ...Read More »