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Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.,  on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell echoed what most in the homebuilding industry have been complaining about all year. While the nation sinks into a severe
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The White House has invited some of President Donald Trump’s key allies in the business world to an event later this month in Bahrain intended to kick-start the administration’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan. The meeting is part of Trump’s effort to strike the “deal of the century” for Israeli-Palestinian peace. The Bahrain gathering will
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Architect I.M. Pei stands inside of the construction site for the Louvre’s inverted pyramid. He designed the glass and metal pyramids to serve as an entrance to the Louvre museum. Paris, France. Owen Franken – Corbis | Corbis Historical | Getty Images I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the
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Millennials have hugely unrealistic expectations about when and how much they will inherit, according to new research. According to the investment management firm Charles Stanley, millennials expected to be left an average £129,380 ($168,450) – but official statistics showed that the average inheritance in the U.K. is currently £48,000, while the median inheritance is £11,000.
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Homebuyers got a big boost to their purchasing power this week thanks to falling mortgage rates. The average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.06 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending Thursday, down from last week when it averaged 4.28 percent, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago at
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Builders claim they’re feeling better about their business, but the sales numbers are still not reflecting that. So all eyes are on the spring market, which could determine the fate of both the stocks and the earnings of the biggest builders. Sales of newly built homes fell sharply in January, down nearly 7 percent month
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