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  • Housing Starts, Holiday Travel, Gas Savings

    U.S. housing starts in November came 1.6 percent below the revised October total. Some 98.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 4 percent from last year. And U.S. households will spend about $550 less on gasoline and motor oil in 2015 than this year.

    National 17 December 2014 15:12
  • Oil Prices, Consumer Sentiment

    The price of crude oil got another downward push over the weekend. Consumer sentiment is now as high as it’s been since January 2007.

    National 15 December 2014 14:44
  • MetLife Acquires Fairmont Hotel in DC

    The 415-room Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C., has changed hands, with MetLife, Inc. buying the luxury property from Ivanhoe Cambridge for $180 million.

    Northeast 12 December 2014 15:49
  • Gas Prices, Consumer Credit Growth

    World oil markets are on track to give U.S. consumers an even better price for gasoline in the very near future. The annualized growth rate of consumer credit dropped unexpectedly.

    National 09 December 2014 14:51
  • Manufacturing, Oil Prices

    The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in November for the 18th consecutive month. Worldwide oil prices dropped sharply on Friday.

    National 02 December 2014 15:16
  • Existing Home Sales; Thanksgiving Travel

    Total existing U.S. home sales rose 1.5 percent in October month over month. A greater number of Americans are predicted to travel this year for Thanksgiving.

    National 21 November 2014 15:22
  • Oil Prices, Small Biz Owners

    The Energy Information Agency is predicting lower oil prices next year. Small Business Optimism Index was up in October by 0.8 points.

    National 13 November 2014 15:06