Housing
July 22

US sales of existing homes jump 20% after a 3-month slump

Americans stepped up their home purchases in June by a robust 20.7% after the pandemic had caused sales to crater in the prior three months. But the housing market could struggle to rebound further in the face of the resurgent viral outbreak and a shrinking supply of homes for sale.
National
July 21
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the Colonial Early Education Program at the Colwyck Tr

Biden unveils caregiver plan, says Trump 'quit' on country

Joe Biden offered a massive plan on Tuesday to create 3 million jobs and improve care for children and the elderly as he accused President Donald Trump of having "quit" on the country during a deadly pandemic.
Home & Garden
July 20

This Week: Coca-Cola, American Airlines' results; home sales

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:PANDEMIC FALLOUTCoca-Cola serves up its second-quarter results Tuesday.The beverage company has…
Home & Garden
July 18
Gokada founder and CEO Fahim Saleh.

Prosecutor: Video shows NYC dismemberment suspect buying saw

Surveillance video shows the personal assistant charged in the death of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur found dismembered in his luxury Manhattan condo buying the electric saw and cleaning supplies that were left near the body, prosecutors said Saturday.
Housing
July 17
A construction worker at a new home in Nashville in March.

June home construction jumps 17.3% when states reopened

Construction of U.S. homes jumped 17.3% in June as some states reopened, but the pace still lags last year after this spring's massive slowdown in building activity due to the coronavirus outbreak.
National
July 16

Homeowners rush to refinance as 30-year rate falls below 3%

With the 30-year mortgage rate falling this week below 3% for the first time in a half-century, more U.S. homeowners are likely to seize the chance to refinance their home loans.
Housing
July 16
A sold sign in front of a house in Brighton, N.Y.

US mortgage rates fall to record lows; 30-year at 2.98%

Average rates on long-term mortgages continue to fall to new record lows, as the key 30-year loan dropped below 3% for the first time in 50 years. The stagnant economic recovery in the face of the coronavirus pandemic is keeping inflation tamped down despite pent-up homebuying demand.
National
July 16

US authorities move to seize ex-Gambia dictator's mansion

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh used bribery proceeds and stolen government funds to buy a mansion in a suburb of Washington, D.C., U.S. authorities allege in a lawsuit seeking to seize the property.
Housing
July 14

Millennial Money: Is it OK to never have a credit card?

Thanks to quick online applications and, in some cases, instant approval, credit cards make it as easy to build your credit history as it is…
July 13

This Week: Bank earns, retail sales, housing starts

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:BANK EARNINGSSeveral major U.S. banks report quarterly results Tuesday.JPMorgan, Citigroup and…