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  • on Thu Sep 18 1:54 PM

    Affordable Homes Drive Rebound in Exurbia

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    The exurbs are starting to make a comeback, signaling that the housing market's recovery is slowly spreading beyond major cities and their suburbs.
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    on Thu Sep 18 1:39 PM

    U.S. Household Wealth Hits Fresh Record

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    Americans' wealth hit the highest level ever in the second quarter amid a rise in stock and home prices, prompting consumers to ramp up their borrowing—a development that could boost the economic recovery.
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    on Thu Sep 18 1:15 PM

    U.S. Jobless Claims Fall 36,000 in Latest Week

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    The number of new applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to near postrecession lows, the latest indication layoffs are trending sharply lower amid generally improving economic conditions.
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    on Thu Sep 18 1:03 PM

    U.S. Housing Starts Fall, but Broader Trends Look Solid

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    U.S. home builders ramped up construction this summer as more families entered the market, but a tumble in August and other obstacles are clouding the sector's outlook.
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    on Wed Sep 17 7:12 PM

    Fed Plots Cautious Course on Rate Hikes

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    The Federal Reserve took two steps toward winding down the historic easy-money policies that have defined its response to the financial crisis, but stopped short of the move markets are awaiting most: signaling when interest rates will start to rise.
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    on Wed Sep 17 1:48 PM

    Live: The Federal Reserve Decision

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    The Federal Reserve concludes its policy meeting with a statement, new economic projections and Chairwoman Janet Yellen's press conference. Our live blog will analyze how close the Fed is to exiting its easy-money policy.
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    on Wed Sep 17 12:39 PM

    U.S. Inflation Gauge Falls for First Time Since 2013

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    Consumer prices fell in August, the first monthly decline for the inflation measure since April 2013, a reading that could lend support to some Federal Reserve policy makers who are seeking to move slowly in lifting ultra-low interest rates.
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    on Wed Sep 17 11:51 AM

    World Bank: West Africa Risks Catastrophic Economic Crisis From Ebola

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    West African nations hit by the Ebola epidemic will face a catastrophic economic crisis unless global authorities move faster to marshal resources needed to contain the outbreak, World Bank President Jim Kim said Wednesday.
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    on Wed Sep 17 11:43 AM

    Home-Builder Optimism Highest Since 2005, Builders' Group Says

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    Home-builder optimism surged in September to the highest level since 2005, a sign home construction could pick up in coming months.
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    on Wed Sep 17 11:20 AM

    Moody's Keeps U.S. Outlook Stable, For Now

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    The U.S. is in good enough shape to keep its triple-A rating for a while, but projected spending growth for programs such as Social Security pose concerns down the road, Moody's Investors Service said.
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