Real estate

In this March 3, 2017 photo, visitors to Queensland Gallery of Modern Art build lego buildings against a backdrop of the condominium and office buildings along the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Australia. Australia’s prime minister was fending off criticism over tax concessions for investors in booming urban property markets on Wednesday, April 5, after a central banker warned soaring house prices could threaten the economy. (AP Photo/Hiroshi Otabe)
April 05, 2017 - 6:18 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister fended off criticism Wednesday over tax concessions for investors in booming urban property markets after a central banker warned soaring housing prices could hurt the economy. Housing affordability has become a hot-button issue with many first-...
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April 05, 2017 - 4:14 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister is fending off criticism over tax concessions for investors in booming urban property markets after a central banker warned soaring house prices could threaten the economy. Housing affordability has become a hot-button issue with many first-time...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, photo, a construction worker works on a high-rise condominium project on Biscayne Boulevard, in downtown Miami. On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in February. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
April 03, 2017 - 10:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools. Construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February to the highest level since April 2006, after two months of declines, the...
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This Tuesday, March 21, 2017, photo shows a home with a sale pending in Sewickley, Pa. On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its February report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 29, 2017 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to look for houses. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index climbed 5.5 percent in February to 112.3, its...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. European stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday, March 28, 2017, following a late recovery on Wall Street at the end of a session that had been dominated by concerns over the ability of the Trump administration to deliver on its economic and tax plans following its defeat on health care reform. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 28, 2017 - 2:32 pm
Financials companies led U.S. stock indexes broadly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from new data showing strong gains in consumer confidence and U.S. home prices. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Utilities were the only laggard. KEEPING...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. European stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday, March 28, 2017, following a late recovery on Wall Street at the end of a session that had been dominated by concerns over the ability of the Trump administration to deliver on its economic and tax plans following its defeat on health care reform. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 28, 2017 - 12:26 pm
Financials companies led U.S. stock indexes higher in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from new data showing strong gains in consumer confidence and U.S. home prices. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Health care and utilities lagged the broader...
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March 28, 2017 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½ years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday , increased 5.7...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump wants to tackle tax reform, but the loss on health care deals a blow to that effort. The loss on health care deprives Republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts, and the GOP is just as divided on what steps to take. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 25, 2017 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump wants to tackle tax reform, but the loss on health care deals a blow to that effort. The loss on health care deprives Republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts, and the GOP is just as divided on what steps to take. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 25, 2017 - 8:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax...
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March 23, 2017 - 12:08 pm
BRITAIN-ATTACK UPDATE: Police identify attacker LONDON (AP) — British police have identified the person responsible for the terror attack near Parliament as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. The police say in a statement Thursday that Masood was born in southeastern England and was most recently living in...
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