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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Asian shares are mostly higher as health authorities around the world move to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China and keep it from spreading globally. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares higher despite growing impact of China virus

Jan. 23, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday as health authorities around the world moved to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China and keep it from spreading globally. China and other nations have ramped up screenings for fever on aircraft and at airports in measures that...

Rhode Island home values exceed prerecession prices

Jan. 22, 2020 8:52 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island has exceeded $280,000 for the first time since before the Great Recession. Data released by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors on Wednesday showed the median sales price of a single-family home sold in 2019 totaled...

This Jan. 9, 2020, photo shows a sold sign is posted on a real estate sign outside a home in Derry, N.H. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in December. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

US home sales soared 3.6% in December

Jan. 22, 2020 11:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales climbed 3.6% in December, but a record-low inventory of houses on the market has caused prices to surge as affordability is worsening. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes rose last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...

Signs point up for small manufacturers, home remodelers

Jan. 20, 2020 12:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Recent economic indicators point to an easier time ahead for small manufacturers and companies in the home remodeling industry. A decline in the home repair and remodeling market that began in the first quarter of 2019 is projected to end with the third quarter of this year, according to...

FILE— In this Feb. 4, 2014, file photograph, then-Maine Gov. Paul LePage delivers his State of the State address to the Democratic-controlled Legislature at the Statehouse in Augusta, Maine. The Sun Journal reports that the snowbird who lives in Florida in the winter has registered to vote in the Sunshine State, where he and his wife, Ann, bought a house in 2018 in a gated, private golf community in Ormond Beach. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)

Maine's former governor is registered to vote in Florida

Jan. 7, 2020 5:47 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage won't be voting in Maine's presidential primaries on March 3. The snowbird who lives in Florida in the winter has registered to vote in the Sunshine State, the Sun Journal reports. LePage, 71, is registered to vote in Flagler County, Florida,...

County in Colorado to crack down on vacation rentals

Jan. 2, 2020 5:55 PM EST

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials have announced plans to ensure visitors renting private homes pay lodging and sales taxes as they would if they stayed in a hotel. Residents in La Plata County must get a Colorado business license for short-term rentals, but not everyone complies with the rules, The...

FILE - This Sept. 25, 2019, photo shows a sign indicating a new selling price for a house sits atop a realtor's sign in Jackson, Miss. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for October is released. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

US home prices gains accelerate in October for 2nd month

Dec. 31, 2019 9:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose faster in October than the previous month as many would-be buyers competed for a limited supply of available properties. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 2.2% in October from a year ago, up from a 2.1% annual gain in September. The...

FILE - This June 13, 2019, photo shows a house with a

Pending homes sales rebound in November

Dec. 30, 2019 10:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed more contracts to purchase homes in November, a rebound from the previous month, indicating that the housing market is still strong. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its pending home sales index, which measures the numbers of purchase contracts...

This Week: Home sales, consumer confidence, Fed minutes

Dec. 30, 2019 1:10 AM EST

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: HOUSING MARKET BELLWETHER The National Association of Realtors issues its November tally of pending U.S. home sales Monday. The trade group's pending home sales index, which measures the number of purchase contracts signed, fell...

FILE - In this June 13, 2019, photo a new home is under construction in Mechanicsville, Va. On Monday, Dec. 23, The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in November. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

US home sales tumbled 1.7% in November

Dec. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-buying slumped in November, with many Americans priced out of the market by rising prices and a shortage of sales listings. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes fell 1.7% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.35 million....