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  • U.S. Births Slightly Higher in 2013 Than ’12

    The National Center for Health Statistics reported in “Births: Preliminary Data for 2013” that the number of U.S. births was 3,957,577 last year, slightly more (4,736) than during 2012.

    National 07 August 2014 13:24
  • Recession Put the Squeeze on American Optimism

    Homeownership, at 65.2 percent of all U.S. households, is nearly back down to levels last seen in the mid-1990s. The most recent homeownership peak—albeit an unsustainable one, driven by private subprime lending and ill-considered public policy—was 69.4 percent. While homeownership dropped, individual bankruptcies skyrocketed, and the lingering effects of that surge are still weighing down attitudes.

    National 13 August 2013 19:41
  • Apartment Vacancies, Absorption Both Edge Down

    Reis Inc. reported on Wednesday that the national apartment vacancy rate was 4.6 percent during the third quarter, down a notch from 4.7 percent during the previous quarter.

    National 04 October 2012 14:03

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