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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, former deputy city prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, hold hands while walking to U.S. district court in Honolulu. A once-respected, now-estranged power couple are scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Hawaii's biggest corruption case. A jury convicted Katherine and Louis Kealoha of conspiracy in a plot to frame her uncle to keep him from revealing fraud that financed their fancy lives. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)
November 30, 2020 - 9:40 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a former high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor to 13 years in prison Monday and her retired police chief husband to seven years, saying she stole money from her own grandmother and then used his law enforcement power to frame her uncle for a crime he didn’t commit...
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A home for sale with a "Sold" sign attached is viewed Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. U.S. long-term mortgage rates remained at record lows this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten the economy. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 25, 2020 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates remained at record lows this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten the economy. Mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac reported Wednesday that the average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate home loan was unchanged this week from a record low...
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A real estate brokerage sign stands in front of a house, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Norwood, Mass. On Thursday, Nov. 19, U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, reaching record lows for the 13th time this year amid fresh signs of weakness in the pandemic-ravaged economy. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 19, 2020 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, reaching record lows for the 13th time this year amid fresh signs of weakness in the pandemic-ravaged economy. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year benchmark loan declined to 2.72% from 2.84...
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An open house is posted in front of a home for sale in Westfield, Ind., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Sales of existing homes rose for a fifth straight month in October, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday, Nov. 19. Existing homes sales rose 4.3% to an seasonally-adjusted rate of 6.85 million annualized units. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
November 19, 2020 - 11:43 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sales of existing homes rose for a fifth straight month in October, reaching a level not seen since before the housing bubble popped 14 years ago. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday existing homes sales rose 4.3% to an seasonally-adjusted rate of 6.85 million...
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This March 17, 2020 photo shows construction work done on a new home in Mebane, N.C. U.S. housing construction fell 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains as home builders mounted a rebound following a pandemic-induced shutdown in March and April. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 18, 2020 - 12:32 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Home construction rose 4.9% in October as home building remains as one of the bright spots of the economy. The increase pushed home construction to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.53 million homes and apartments and followed a more modest gain of 1.9% in September...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, a customer wears a face mask as they carry their order past a now hiring sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas. On Thursday, Nov. 5, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 751,000, a still-historically high level that shows that many employers keep cutting jobs in the face of the accelerating pandemic. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 06, 2020 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying fears of another slowdown, U.S. businesses kept hiring at a solid pace in October, yet there are signs they remain cautious about the economy's future as the pandemic worsens. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 638,000 jobs and the unemployment rate...
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FILE - A "sold" sign is posted on a home in Westfield, Ind., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. On Thursday, Nov. 5, U.S. long-term mortgage rates were flat to lower this week, as the key 30-year rate fell to a new all-time low for the 12th time this year. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
November 05, 2020 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were flat to lower this week, as the key 30-year rate fell to a new all-time low for the 12th time this year. The background of economic anxiety in the recession set off by the pandemic, which has depressed home loan rates through the year, was...
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A newly constructed home is shown for sale, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Surfside, Fla. U.S. home prices posted a robust gain in August — another sign that the American housing market remains strong despite economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 27, 2020 - 9:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices posted a robust gain in August — another sign that the American housing market remains strong despite economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, showed that home prices climbed 5.2...
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Model homes and for sale signs line the streets as construction continues at a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Sales of new homes fell by 3.5% in September to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 959,000 million units. The Commerce Department said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, that despite the modest decrease, sales of new homes are up 32.1% from a year earlier, as the housing market remains strong despite the pandemic. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
October 26, 2020 - 10:50 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sales of new homes fell by 3.5% in September to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 959,000 million units, the Commerce Department said Monday, as the housing market's hot summer buying season cooled. The Commerce Department said Monday that despite the modest decrease,...
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October 22, 2020 - 10:17 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sales of existing homes climbed 9.4% in September, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday, the latest sign that the housing market remains red hot despite the coronavirus pandemic. On a seasonally-adjusted rate, the selling pace of existing homes climbed to 6.54...
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