High prices drove US home sales down 2.2% in September

U.S. home sales fell 2.2% in September, as rising home prices and lower inventories have stifled homebuyers.

US single family-home construction ticks up, apartments fall

October 17
U.S. home building fell last month after reaching a 12-year high in August, driven by a sharp decline in the construction of new apartments. Yet single-family home construction ticked higher for a fourth month.

US mortgage rates rise this week but remain low

October 17
U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week after signs of a trade truce between the U.S. and China last week pushed up the interest rate on 10-year Treasurys.
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October 15

Police K-9 in Georgia shot, suspect dead

Authorities in Georgia are investigating a shooting that left a suspect dead and a police K-9 injured.
October 10

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 3.57%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week amid continued uncertainty about the economy's outlook.
Home & Garden
October 6

The Latest: Jimmy Carter fall: 14 stitches but gets to rally

The Latest on Former President Jimmy Carter's fall (all times local):
October 3

A glance at US mortgage rates: 30 year at 3.65%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were little changed this week, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac.
October 3

US long-term mortgage rates steady; 30-year at 3.65%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week, offering a potential boon to homebuyers amid an uncertain economic outlook.
Home & Garden
October 2

Man gets prison for smuggling rhino horn cup from US to UK

An Irish national has been sentenced to one year and two months in U.S. prison for trafficking a libation cup made from the horn of a protected black rhinoceros.
October 1

Chicago boy, 1, stable after falling from 4th-story window

Chicago police say a 1-year-old boy is hospitalized after falling from a residential building's fourth-story window.
September 30

The Latest: Neighbor says accused spy liked luxury cars

The Latest on U.S. citizen accused of acting as a spy for China (all times local):
September 30

Housing woes push into 2020 campaign from Nevada and beyond

Like many, Mario Wolthers was lured to Las Vegas a decade ago from California by cheaper housing costs. But when his apartment managers tried to raise his rent last spring, he moved in with a roommate.
September 27

Business events scheduled for the coming month

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month:All times are Eastern.TUESDAY, Oct. 1WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for…