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US housing starts surpass 1 million in March

U.S. builders broke ground in March on homes as a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.04 million — the fastest pace in nearly five years — on a surge in apartment construction. The gain signals further strength in the housing market ahead of the spring-buying season.


Roundup: Self-help books so you can bloom in spring

How to the Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps)

... Until you open this charming paperback original, its title seems rather grating, with its hint of artfully arranged berets and obscure hobbies. Yet author, blogger and cartoonist Jessica Hagy has written the perfect gift for recent grads (and their worn-down parents).


New Children's Picture Books To Pick Up This Month

Children's Books

Here in the northeast, Spring is finally here which means it's time to clear out the winter cobwebs with picture books! HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal is back with her top recommendations for new reads. So, bring your kids outside to lay on a blanket in the sun and enjoy a Bluebird, a dog playing with a bone, an adventurous robot and some poetry -- it is National Poetry Month after all.


Consumer Prices Dip 0.1 Pct., as Gas Prices Drop

Inflation may have peaked after surging in the spring.


Spring? Yeah, right: Snow for Midwest, Northeast

Spring? Yeah, right: Snow for Midwest, Northeast

Spring can't seem to upstage winter in the Northeast and parts of the nation's midsection, as a far-reaching storm on Wednesday brought up to a foot of snow to areas from the Dakotas to upstate New York....


Storm blasts California with heavy snow, rain

Spring roared into Southern California, bringing a storm more severe than the region saw for most of the winter. Snow, ice and rockslides forced ...


Home Depot to add more than 60,000 seasonal jobs

Home Depot Inc. will hire more than 60,000 seasonal workers to help with its busy spring season.


Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

To the relief of the winter-weary, the world's most famous groundhog is predicting an early spring.


Retailers report more modest April sales gains

Retailers report more modest April sales gains

Early reports from retailers show that Americans took a a breather from their March shopping spree in April, partly because Easter came earlier. But the spring selling season is ending up respectable, an encouraging sign for the economy....


Thousands of BA flights canceled as crew on strike

Thousands of BA flights canceled as crew on strike

British Airways canceled more than 1,000 flights after its cabin crew launched a three-day strike Saturday, wreaking havoc on the plans of tens of thousands of passengers just before the busy spring holiday season.


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