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Homes in these 10 markets are selling like hotcakes

"The overall recovery has been more robust in many coastal markets, especially on the West Coast, with fast home value appreciation, strong job growth, and solid income gains," Zillow's chief economist, Dr. Svenja Gudell, said. "Many of these markets are also experiencing above-average housing …

Back to reality: Obamas settle into DC life

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Vacation's over. After a two-week escape to Palm Springs and the British Virgin Islands, Barack and Michelle Obama are back in Washington, where they will begin to settle into the post-White House life.<p>While most former presidents depart Washington when they take their final …

These luxury RVs are like five-star hotels on wheels

Black U.S. leaders call for Abolition Day holiday | Reuters

(Reuters) - A group of black U.S. lawmakers and other prominent figures on Tuesday called on the federal government to declare a national holiday to mark Abolition Day, the official end to the nation’s use of slavery.<p>Members of the Congressional Black Caucus as well as a federal appeals judge and …