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Get Ready for a Rebound in Housing Market

The housing news in the recent winter months has been weak across the board, and has left one glaring question in its wake: When is the data going to get better?"There are a lot of things hanging over the market right now," said Jed Kolko, chief economist at real-estate site Trulia. "The biggest question is whether job growth and income growth has been strong enough where traditional buyers can pick up the slack from the decline in investing activity."Kolko says investor interest is receding after a surge in home prices over the last year, coupled with higher mortgage rates. But that's not the only thing on the decline.New and existing home sales, as well as housing starts, all fell in February."The April, May, June data -- that will gives us a better read on what's going on," says Josh Feinman, chief global economist at Deutsche Bank. "During the recession, housing activity was crushed down to the lowest levels. Now it's being cleared and housing can start returning to better numbers,...

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  3. Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More than Expected

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength i...

  4. ADP: Overall Hiring Picks Up in March, but Small Business Growth Slows

    According to the ADP National Employment Report, private businesses added 191,000 jobs in March, with small businesses creating 72,000 new positions.

  5. Private Sector Adds 191,000 Jobs in March

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  6. Higher Minimum Wage, Fewer Teen Jobs?

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  7. Tech Titans Take on Immigration Reform

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  8. Weekly Jobless Claims Rise

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, pointing to some underlying strength in the labor market.Initi...

  9. ADP: Franchise Job Growth Slowed in Cold February

    Franchise job growth in the harsh-weather month of February was weaker than the average growth over the past year, according to the latest ADP report.

  10. Women Still Missing in Science Research Realm

    Shedding negative stereotypes and reaching gender parity in the sciences would create an additional 300,000 additional doctors in sciences a year, according to a new...

  11. Consumer Inflation Muted

    U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in February, but the lack of inflation pressures will probably not dissuade the Federal Reserve from dialing back its monetary s...

  12. Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Three-Month Low

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell and hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting a strengthening in labor ...

  1. Janet Yellen's Mission to Help the Unemployed

    Janet Yellen, a hugely influential voice as the quarterback of the world's largest economy, is on a mission to help 10.5 million unemployed Americans get back to wor...

  2. Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Near 7-Year Low

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years, which could bolster views of an...

  3. 3D Printing Key to Jumpstarting Manufacturing?

    At the Inside 3D Printing conference in New York City, entrepreneurs and experts alike said 3D printing technology could help usher in a new golden age of American manufacturing.

  4. Dollar Falls as Jobs Data Push Out Rate-Hike View

    The dollar fell against the yen Friday after the employment report showed the U.S. added fewer jobs in March than had been expected, prompting some traders to delay ...

  5. Oil Futures Climb On U.S. Jobs Data

    NEW YORK--U.S. oil prices climbed Friday as traders were encouraged by job growth in March that could boost demand for petroleum products, even though the data sligh...

  6. Stocks Take Hit: Tech Plunge Ignites Selloff

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  7. Stocks Slide as Technology Sector Suffers

    FOX Business: Capitalism Lives HereThe Nasdaq plunged nearly 3% in what could be the technology-heavy index's worst day since 2012. Meanwhile, broader barometers tum...

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