Finally, pay for workers across much of economy is climbing

WASHINGTON | Workers at construction sites, hotels and restaurants have enjoyed solid pay raises in the past 12 months. So have employees of utilities and telecom firms.

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U.S. retail sales slump in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. shoppers retreated in August, cutting back their spending at auto dealers, furnishers and building material stores to... Read more

Pending US home sales improved slightly in June

The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes crept up in June, a possible indication that the recent... Read more

US home rental price growth pulls even with wages

WASHINGTON — U.S. renters are seeing their housing costs rise at a much more manageable pace, as new construction has... Read more

Homeownership falls to 51-year low

WASHINGTON — The proportion of U.S. households that own homes has matched its lowest level in 51 years — evidence that rising property... Read more

Pending US home sales slumped in May

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in May, with the year-over-year pace of pending sales sliding for the first... Read more

Fact Check: Overstatements in Trump's economic speech

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump laid out economic ideas in a speech in Pennsylvania on Tuesday that did not always deal squarely with economic... Read more

With the supply of homes slight, US prices surged in April

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices scaled new heights in April, with seven cities — Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and... Read more

Goal of owning home still strong

WASHINGTON — Americans still want to own homes — if they can afford to. That’s the finding of a report released Wednesday by the Harvard... Read more

New-home sales tumbled in May after a surge in April

WASHINGTON — Americans pulled back from buying new homes in May, reversing strong gains made in April as sales fell sharply in the... Read more

US home construction down slightly in May

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes nudged down slightly in May, with builders pulling back in the Northeast and Midwest.

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Applications for US jobless aid climb, but still near lows

WASHINGTON — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the totals stayed near historic lows in a sign that the... Read more

US home sales rebounded in March after drop in February

U.S. homebuyers crowded back into the market in March, kicking off a solid start to the spring buying season after... Read more

Missing ingredient for millennials: Down payment savings

Short of savings and burdened by debt, America’s millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of... Read more

Strong US job growth in February helps dispel recession fears

WASHINGTON — A robust February jobs report showcased a resilient U.S. economy just as fears of a new recession had begun to surface.

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US consumer prices show signs of acceleration in January

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in January, as the rising costs of housing and health care were largely offset by cheaper oil... Read more

Some see cause for optimism despite slower job growth

WASHINGTON — Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth.

At first glance, Friday’s government report on U.S. hiring was a downer — 151... Read more

Study: Lower pay for poor is widening US income gap

WASHINGTON — The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those... Read more

US applications for jobless aid dropped last week

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, reflecting a job market that continues to look persistently... Read more

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