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US home construction tumbled 8.2 percent in December
Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 percent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses
US homebuilder sentiment slips; outlook remains positive
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable
This Week: UnitedHealth, industrial production, housing data
A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: HEALTHY RUN Wall Street expects the nation's largest health insurer capped 2017 with another strong quarter. Financial analysts predict UnitedHealth Group will report Tuesday that its earnings and revenue improved
Modest US hiring and slow wage gains keep Wall Street happy
Modest US hiring and slow wage gains keep Wall Street happy, signal healthy growth this year
Another solid month of hiring likely in December jobs report
U.S. businesses likely closed out 2017 with a strong month of hiring fueled by growing optimism among companies about the economy's momentum. Economists have forecast that employers added 189,000 jobs in December, according to a survey by data provider FactSet. The unemployment rate is projected to
ANALYSIS: The Republican tax plan is a hard sell
Republicans finally have an actual tax reform bill, and after disagreements over what to call it, the legislation has a name too. But if the debacle over health care this summer was any lesson for the party, having a bill and a title does not mean Republicans have a messaging strategy. In a lot of
Trump names Jay Powell to replace Janet Yellen as Fed chair
Powell served as undersecretary of the Treasury under George H.W. Bush and was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors by Barack Obama in 2012.
Should you have a sprinkler system in your home?
Some fire safety experts are pushing for sprinklers, which are required in new homes in three states, to be more widely used, while others question whether they are worth the cost.
13-year-old builds $1,500 tiny house in family's backyard
Luke Thill is an Iowa middle school student who spent the past year building his own home in his family’s backyard. Luke, 13, raised $1,500 of his own money by mowing lawns and helping neighbors and friends in order to build his 89-square-foot tiny home. "I was just on YouTube looking around and
'This Week' Transcript 8-6-17: Kellyanne Conway, Thom Tillis, Chris Coons
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' on August 6, 2017 and it will be updated. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) ANNOUNCER: THIS WEEK with George Stephanopoulos starts right now. GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC HOST (voice-over): The president cleans house. SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS , WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: The