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Fed survey finds modest gains in the US economy in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions across the United States has found that economic activity was expanding at a modest pace in February. The Fed survey...

Builders grapple with land shortage, soaring lumber costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. homebuilders are poised to benefit this spring homebuying season amid strong demand, low mortgage rates and an all-time low inventory of previously occupied homes for sale. But...

US contract signings to buy homes hits record for December

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes declined slightly for the fourth straight month, but it was still a record high for December. The ...

Buying homeowners insurance? Ask these 4 questions first

Purchasing insurance may not be as fun as choosing new furniture and paint colors, but it’s a critical part of the homebuying process. Your homeowners insurance policy is a financial safety net in cas...

Chinese chopper perfect target for Taiwan's 'aircraft carrier killer'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media on Wednesday (Dec. 16) claimed that its Z-9 helicopter can sink Taiwan's newly launched "aircraft carrier killer" corvette, but it failed...

Florida might shut down bay known nationally for its oysters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Because of a dwindling oyster population, a Florida agency is expected to shut down oyster harvesting in Apalachicola Bay through the end of 2025, dealing a blow to an area th...

House Dems' campaign chief a moderate who wins in Trump land

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their dwindling majority in peril, House Democrats are entrusting their campaign operations to an analytical, openly gay moderate who’s been an attorney, businessman and five-time wi...

Investor in Portland eviction protest says he'd sell home

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The real estate investor who owns the Portland, Oregon house that anti-gentrifiation protesters have surrounded with barricades has offered to sell the property back to the forme...

Large Oregon gentrification protest stretches into 3rd day

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A gentrification protest in Oregon's largest city that has blockaded several city blocks in Portland entered its third day Thursday as demonstrators dressed in black and wearing ...

1 killed, 2 critically injured in Omaha house explosion

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An explosion that leveled a home in Omaha killed one person and left two others critically injured Tuesday morning, fire officials said. Omaha Fire Department Batt...

Taiwan’s Chiayi recommends trails after foreign reporter's tweet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chiayi County Culture & Tourism Bureau recommended four trails in the greater Alishan area after a foreign reporter posted scenic Alishan photos on Twitter and urged p...

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train” and “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” has died He ...

Pandemic driving children back to work, jeopardizing gains

JOTOLCHEN, Mexico (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the future of a generation of the world’s children, depriving them of schooling and sending them to work. Across the developing world, ...

Giants rookie OT Andrew Thomas learning and looking for job

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Barring the unforeseen, expect rookie Andrew Thomas to start at left tackle for the New York Giants this season. General manager Dave Gettleman and the s...

Arizona train derailment causes bridge collapse and big fire

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A freight train traveling on a bridge that spans a lake in a Phoenix suburb derailed Wednesday, setting the bridge ablaze and partially collapsing the structure, officials said. ...