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US new home sales rebound strongly in October WASHINGTON: New US single-family home sales surged in October and the inventory of properties for sale was the highest since early 2010, which could allay concerns of a significant slowdown in housing. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales increased 10.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 495,000 units. September's sales pace was revised down to 447,000 units from the previously reported 468,000 units. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new home sales, which account for about 8 percent of the housing market, rebounding to a rate of 500,000 units. Sales were up 4.9 percent compared to October of last year. Though new home sales tend to be volatile month-to-month because they are drawn from a small sample, October's bounce back should offer some assurance that the housing market remains on solid ground despite declines last month in home resales, housing starts and confidence among builders. New home ...

US jobless claims fall more than expected WASHINGTON: The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, drifting back to near 42-year lows as labor market conditions continue to tighten. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 260,000 for the week ended Nov. 21, the Labor Department said on Wednesday. The prior week's claims were revised to show 1,000 more applications received than previously reported. Claims have now held below the 300,000 ...
Obama 'deeply disturbed' by Chicago police shooting CHICAGO: President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was "deeply disturbed" by video of a white Chicago policeman shooting dead a black teenager, in the latest such incident to roil the United States.Graphic footage released shortly after officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday has reignited impassioned debate about the use of force by law enforcement in the US, with Chicago left dangerously on edge.Protesters there have likened the Laquan McDonald killing ...
Facts take a back seat in White House race WASHINGTON: It is campaign season, and facts are taking it on the chin.Republican Donald Trump's claim that Arab Americans cheered during the September 11, 2001 attacks is just the latest in a string of falsehoods from US presidential candidates.Trump is not alone among the candidates in distorting the truth, according to fact-checkers.Carly Fiorina falsely claimed the United States was preparing to accept 250,000 Syrian refugees; Marco Rubio said that welders earn more than philosophers; and ...
'No specific, credible threat' to US from IS: White House WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama's national security team believes there is "no specific, credible threat" to the United States from Islamic State, the White House said Tuesday, amid stepped up coalition strikes on the extremist group.Obama convened his National Security Council to discuss the recent string of attacks by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which claims it has created a caliphate taking in huge swathes of Iraq and Syria.Washington and Paris have stepped up their fight against ...
Protests over election results in Haiti turn violent PORT-AU-PRINCE: A political rally by opposition supporters turned violent Tuesday, leaving two police officers wounded, after rocks were thrown and guns fired during disturbances in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. One of the officers suffered gunshot wounds in the protests, which erupted when supporters of several opposition parties took to the streets to challenge final results of the first round of presidential elections, announced earlier in the day by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP).The top two ...
'Wizard of Oz' dress sells for $1.56 mn in New York NEW YORK: A dress worn by Hollywood screen siren Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" as the character Dorothy sold for $1.56 million in New York on Monday, Bonhams auction house said.The dress was chief highlight in a sale of nearly 400 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia organized by the auction house and Turner Classic Movies that netted total sales of more than $4 million.The "Dorothy" dress went to one of three phone bidders, smashing ...


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