Previously owned U.S. home purchases increased in April as a bigger supply of properties lured buyers and raised prospects for a stronger spring buying season.
Economist Russell Price decided to get a head start on work he’d been putting off for more than 10 years at his own house as he began to see an improvement in home-renovation data.
The partial government shutdown this month trimmed 0.25 percentage point from fourth-quarter economic growth and cost the U.S. 120,000 jobs in October, President Barack Obama’s chief economic adviser said.
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen.
The cost of living in the U.S. probably rose at a slower pace in August as energy prices fell, economists said before a report today.
Sales of appliances made by manufacturers such as Whirlpool Corp. and Electrolux AB are poised to rise this year as Americans replace aging machines.
Stephen Shelton wants his son to inherit his masonry company staffed with skilled craftsmen. To guarantee that happens, he started a school.
"We're still seeing somewhat of a rebound from the exceptionally bad weather in the first quarter."
- Russell Price on Jun 30, 2014
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