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BY WILSON RING BEEBE PLAIN, Vt. (AP) — For sale: A 1782 fixer-upper with thick granite walls, 1950s decor, and armed 24-hour security provided by...

Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.89 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate declined for the fourth straight week to its lowest...

Climate decision could accelerate damage to Trump properties

BY JASON DEAREN and ALEX SANZ PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could accelerate...

US pending home sales fell again in April

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from signing contracts to buy homes in April for the second straight month, a possible sign that...

US home prices rising 2 times faster than wages

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed in March at the strongest rate in nearly three year as a dwindling supply...

Fastest growing US cities are in South; 4 of top 5...

BY TERRY WALLACE DALLAS (AP) — Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in...

Home sales fell in April amid supply squeeze

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back their pace of home-buying in April, as the shrinking number of houses for sale and...

US new-home sales drop 11.4% in April, most in 2 years

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department...

US housing starts fell 2.6 percent in April

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes fell for a second straight month in April, pushing activity to the lowest point in...

Average US 30-year mortgage rate ticks up to 4.05 percent

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates inched higher this week. The benchmark 30-year rate remained above the key threshold of 4 percent. Mortgage buyer...

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BY MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby thanked his fans and supporters on Friday as a jury deliberated sexual...

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BY DAKE KANG and DAN SEWELL WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — An American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and returned to his home...

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