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PROVIDENCE was one of nine areas that fell short of the 99.9 percent Census completion benchmark as of the end of the Census 2020 count. / U.S. CENSUS BREAU VIA AP

Census takers fall short of target goal in areas of U.S.,...

From tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana, census workers who go door to door were unable to reach all the...

Shortened census count will hurt communities of color

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau is having a harder time than in the past counting all Americans, and it is now...

Economics behind boom in fireworks

The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light off fireworks close to the Fourth...

Just how high will unemployment go?

The U.S. unemployment rate climbed from a half-century low of 3.5% to 4.4% in March – and is expected to go a lot higher. But...

Cities will be the beneficiaries of census power shakeup

New state population estimates for 2019, released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau, have given political scientists the data they need to project changes...
THE U.S. GOODS TRADE deficit decreased to $66.5 billion in October from $70.5 billion the prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. goods trade deficit narrowed in Oct. as imports plunged

WASHINGTON – The United States merchandise-trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed to the lowest in more than a year as imports plummeted, signaling the impact of...

For blacks, housing crisis endures

Here’s one way the 2008 financial crisis is still very much with us: For black Americans, homeownership is more out of reach than it...
SALES OF NEW single-family homes in the U.S. dropped 7.8% to a 626,000 annualized pace in May. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. new-home sales fall to five-month low, missing estimates

WASHINGTON – Sales of new United States homes fell to a five-month low in May, adding to signs of weakness in the sector despite...
NEW-HOME SALES fell from an 11-year high in April, a sign that the housing market in the United States is softening. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT MCINTYRE

U.S. new-home sales drop from 11-year high as prices increase

NEW YORK – Sales of new homes in the United States cooled in April from an 11-year high amid a surge in prices, adding...

Why housing is tanking in Northeast

Sales of new single-family houses were down 13.2 percent in September from a year earlier, the Census Bureau reported recently. That’s a lot –...

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