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US home prices rising 2 times faster than wages

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed in March at the strongest rate in nearly three year as a dwindling supply of houses for sale is causing …

Freedom or 'fool's errand'? D.C. to vote on statehood referendum | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Long-frustrated backers of statehood for the District of Columbia are pinning their hopes on a first-ever referendum on Tuesday in a long-shot bid to become the 51st U.S. state.<p>Work begins on building the inaugural parade stands in front of the White House in Washington, U.S. …

September swoon: USC's loss at Utah caps crushing month

The worst-case scenario for USC in 2016 would have been an 0-4 start. Yet somehow, this feels worse.<p>In the wake of a last-minute 31-27 loss to No. 24 …

US jobs report: economy added 151,000 jobs in August, fewer than expected

The prospect of an interest rate rise in the US has receded after news that the world’s largest economy suffered a lull in job creation last month.<p>There were 151,000 jobsadded to the US economy in August, below economists’ forecasts for 180,000 and a marked slowdown after two bumper months of …

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Coffee shops take flak for being markers of gentrification. But they might not be so different now from the social and intellectual hubs of 350 years ago<p>It’s a bright February morning at the Proud Archivist (now the Proud East), a coffee shop facing the canal just off Kingsland Road in London, and …

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Martial Arts Training in China: Pictures

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The case for $20 oil is getting stronger by the day

Those looking for some December cheer may instead face a few more gloomy sessions, given oil’s seemingly endless drop.<p>Global stocks aren’t too happy …

China factory index shows fastest deterioration in a year

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing suffered its sharpest contraction in a year in April, raising pressure on Beijing to roll out new stimulus to …