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  • US home sales rebound slightly in February
    U.S. home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather. More
  • Dollar rises above 100 yen for 1st time in 4 years
    The dollar has risen above 100 yen for the first time in more than four years as currency traders persist in selling the Japanese currency in reaction to Tokyo's aggressive credit-easing moves. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • US home building is surging, but job growth isn't
    The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
  • More schools are adopting 4-day weeks. For parents, the challenge is day 5
    Hundreds of school systems around the country have adopted four-day weeks in recent years, mostly in rural and western parts of the U.S. Districts cite cost savings and advantages for teacher ...
    09/30/2023 - 6:45 am | View Link
  • They Studied Dishonesty. Was Their Work a Lie?
    Ariely believed, to the contrary, that a potential cheater has to balance two conflicting desires: the urge to max out his gains and the need to see himself ... The nudge, at its best, was modest—even ...
    09/30/2023 - 4:17 am | View Link
  • What We Know About Teacher Race and Student Outcomes
    Foundations have made big investments in building the Black teacher pipeline, and across the country, policymakers in states like North Carolina, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York have ...
    09/29/2023 - 5:32 am | View Link
  • A couple of months investors would rather forget
    The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is on track for its worst month since December, even after a modest tick up on Friday morning thanks to good inflation news. As of Thursday, the benchmark for big US ...
    09/29/2023 - 3:59 am | View Link
  • Morning Bid: Spiky quarter ends in uneasy market calm
    Some optimism from Beijing about a possible year-end summit between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden helped. U.S. and China are discussing a possible trip to Washington by Xi's top ...
    09/28/2023 - 10:18 pm | View Link
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