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Foreclosures down 2 percent from last year

By: Alan Zibel
Source: Associated Press/AP Online
Date: May 13, 2010
Millions of Americans are still likely to lose their homes in the coming years, but the foreclosure crisis is finally showing signs of subsiding.
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Inflation tame in 2009, but consumers are squeezed

By: MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Source: Associated Press/AP Online
Date: January 15, 2010
WASHINGTON - Consumer inflation was tame in 2009, with prices rising 2.7 percent. Yet families felt squeezed as their spending power sank in the face of falling wages, job losses and higher prices for energy, medical care and education.
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Lacker: recovery must be rooted before rate hikes

By: JEANNINE AVERSA
Source: Associated Press/AP Online
Date: January 15, 2010
WASHINGTON - Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, says the economic recovery needs to be firmly rooted before the central bank reverses course and begins to raise interest rates.
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Feature: Big Challenges, Creative Solutions

By: BIG BUILDER Staff
Source: BIG BUILDER Magazine
Date: January 15, 2010
All-star home building executives answer the question of how to create value in today's market. The year that was 2009 could be summed up in a word: transformative. America's home building leaders stood at the crux of the most complex economic, business, and social issues of our time.
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Charting the market: November slow, but still better

By: Chris Sicks
Source: The Washington Times
Date: December 18, 2009
As expected, sales of existing homes fell in November. Last month's sales were down by more than 2,000 homes compared to October.
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Housing Sales Moving to 'L'

Source: Seeking Alpha
Date: December 17, 2009
When you look at all numbers for existing and new homes it appears that while housing is not declining significantly, it is not yet contributing to the V shaped recovery people are looking for.
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Big Builders Form New Group

By: Alison Rice
Source: Builder
Date: December 15, 2009
Leading Builders of America will focus on housing’s recovery, energy efficiency legislation, and other issues.
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Home buyers are focusing on smaller homes

By: Stephanie Armour
Source: USA Today
Date: November 16, 2009
Out of the depths of housing's worst downturn, smaller new homes are turning into a bright spot for some home builders.
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Green Building to Support Nearly 8 Million U.S. Jobs Through 2013

By: Jennifer Goodman
Source: Builder
Date: November 16, 2009
Green construction to contribute $554 billion to U.S. economy, new report says.
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Healthiest Housing Markets 2009: Fall Update

By: Boyce Thompson
Source: Builder
Date: October 6, 2009
The new and improved BUILDER Market Health Index, compiled by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, now accounts for a market's median income growth.
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