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Home prices rise in most major U.S. cities

WASHINGTON — Home prices rose in March from February in most major U.S. cities for the first time in seven months. The increase is the latest evidence of a slow recovery taking shape in the housing market. The Standard & ...

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Sales of previously occupied homes up in April

WASHINGTON — Americans are buying more homes in every region of the country, the latest indication that the housing market could be on the mend. An increasing portion of those sales are from first-time buyers, who are critical to a ...

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Home building slows, permits hit three-and-a-half-year high

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders requested the most permits in March for single-family homes and apartments in 3½ years, suggesting that many expect the housing market to improve over the next year. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that permits, a gauge of ...

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Job market pushes up retail sales in March

WASHINGTON — Americans bought more electronics, started more home improvement projects and updated their wardrobes last month, inspired by warmer weather and a healthier job market. Retail sales rose 0.8 percent in March, the Commerce Department said Monday. The gain ...

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