Housing Market - AP

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. And he would - if he could hire enough qualified people....

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    U.S. home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather. More
  • Vanilla Ice charged with burglary in Florida
    Vanilla Ice has been charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home that is in foreclosure in Florida. 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
  • Retailers report modest gains for April
    Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
  • Building models used as therapy
    He hunches at the dining room table, putting the finishing touches on his miniature World War II tank. Deep in concentration, he keeps h ...
    02/20/2021 - 5:00 pm | View Link
  • What we've learned from COVID and a year of living virtually
    Columnist Tammy Swift revisits the conversation of the lessons of the coronavirus pandemic with Facebook friends as we approach a year of living virtually.
    02/20/2021 - 3:10 am | View Link
  • Animal adoptions are still surging during the pandemic, shelters say: ‘We’ve all found how important our pets are to us’
    Animal shelters across the Chicagoland are facing a good problem a year into the COVID-19 pandemic: As the pandemic keeps more people at home, animal adoptions are still surging.
    02/17/2021 - 12:04 pm | View Link
  • Rise in private home sales not a reflection of surging demand: analyst
    The launch contributing to the high number. However, PropNex CEO Ismail Gafoor cautioned that the upswing in private new home sales in January is not a reflection of a surging demand. “In comparison, ...
    02/16/2021 - 6:41 pm | View Link
  • What Will Happen to the U.S. Housing Market After the Pandemic?
    What You Need To Know. The booming housing market has been a bright spot for a U.S. economy shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite mounting job losses and bankruptcies in indust ...
    02/16/2021 - 1:28 am | View Link
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