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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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Realities of Real Estate: A look at Annapolis real estate

In an effort to understand the overall health of the real estate market, we often examine national and regional trends. Nevertheless, all real estate, like politics, is local. The relative strength of housing markets can vary substantially from one city ...

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Southwest raises round-trip fares by up to $10

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines says it’s raising ticket prices to offset the high cost of jet fuel. On Monday, Southwest bumped up fares by as much as $10 per round trip. It’s Southwest’s third increase this year. Spokesman Brad Hawkins ...

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U.S. home re-sales complete best winter in 5 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales are gradually coming back. A mild winter and a stronger job market have helped boost sales ahead of the crucial spring buying season. The past two months made up the best winter for sales of ...

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