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U.S. housing starts continue rise in August

Despite the stalled economy, the housing market shows little sign of slowing down as construction on new homes in August increased by 2.3 per cent, driven by single-family home starts that grew at the fastest rate in more than two years indicating that the U.S. real estate market has not yet lost its momentum. Article […]

Hazardous “bidi” cigarette factories in Bangladesh pose serious health risks to workers and families

Even after working 12 hours a day six days a week in toxic factory conditions rolling cigarettes in Bangladesh – followed by more cigarette rolling work at home – Shahnaz Begum, a 30-year-old mother of two, still cannot afford to feed her family. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Robert Pattinson selling Los Feliz home because of “too many memories”

“Cosmopolis” star Robert Pattinson is reportedly selling his Los Feliz mansion after almost a year of living in it with girlfriend Kristen Stewart. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Home price index shows signs of housing rebound

A closely watched index released its second quarter data on Tuesday showing gains in home prices across major cities in the U.S. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

U.S. existing home sales plunge in June

Sales of existing homes in the U.S. surprisingly fell in June falling to its lowest level in eight months, an indication that the slowdown in the economy is extending into the second half of the year. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Sliding home values knock 40 percent from U.S. household median net worth

Diane Alter – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter New York, N.Y., United States (4E) – Sinking home values have contributed to a 39 percent decline in the median U.S. household from 2007 to 2010. A Federal Reserve report Monday underscored the impact of the financial crisis and the recession on the average American. Taking the biggest […]

Amy Winehouse’s villa for sale

The London home of the late music star Amy Winehouse is up for sale by her family. The Camden square villa where the troubled musician has died, is for sale for 2.7 million pounds or over $ 4 million. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Foreclosures are quarter of U.S. home sales

About 26 percent of home sales in the United States during the first quarter of the year involved a home in some stage of foreclosure, according to a report released Thursday. That was a 22 percent increase in the sale of distressed properties from the previous quarter and up by 25 percent from the same […]

Ally mortgage unit files bankruptcy

Diane Alter – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter Midvale, Utah, United States (4E) – Ally Financial ResCap mortgage on Monday filed for prepackaged bankruptcy protection. The bank, owned by taxpayers, said the filing will allow the bank to take another step to repay the U.S. treasury. Ally’s ResCap unit operates under the GMAC Mortgage brand. At […]

U.S. existing home sales slip in February

U.S. existing home homes slipped in February, but showed a marked improvement from the same period a year earlier. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories