August 31

Frank Lloyd Wright home in Phoenix sells for $7.25 million

A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix has sold more than $7 million.
August 28
A barber shop showed closed and hiring sign in April in Chicago.

As virus rages, US economy struggles to sustain a recovery

Home sales are booming. Stocks are setting record highs. Industrial production is clambering out of the ditch it fell into early this year.
August 27

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 2.91%

U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages fell this week, with historically low levels continuing to fuel demand for homes.
August 27

More Americans sign contracts to buy homes in July

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, suggesting the current hot housing market could continue in the fall.
August 27
FILE — People wait to file unemployment insurance claims at the River Spirit Expo center in Tulsa, Okla., July 24, 2020. More details of President D

More than 1 million Americans file for unemployment, again

Just over 1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the coronavirus outbreak continues to threaten jobs even as the housing market, auto sales and other segments of the economy rebound from a springtime collapse.
August 26
First Lady Melania Trump arrives to speak on the second night of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday,

Melania Trump tells virus sufferers they're 'not alone'

Melania Trump went there.
August 25

July sales of new homes surge 13.9%, far more than thought

Sales of new homes jumped again in July, rising 13.9% as the housing market continues to gain traction following a spring downturn caused by pandemic-related lockdowns.
August 25

AP-NORC poll: Many in US shoring up finances amid downturn

It's the paradox of a pandemic that has crushed the U.S. economy: 12.9 million lost jobs and a dangerous rash of businesses closing, yet the personal finances of many Americans have remained strong — and in some ways have even improved.
August 25

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices rise 3.5% in June

U.S. home prices rose at a slightly slower pace in June, but the U.S. housing market continued to show resilience in the face of the coronvavirus pandemic.
August 23

3 years after Harvey, some in Houston still waiting for help

Some Houston residents say they endured difficult, often hazardous living conditions while waiting months, even years for help from the city to fix flood-damaged homes after Hurricane Harvey.