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August home sales up, listings down

More homes were sold in August than expected, even as the available inventory of single-family residences for sale continues to shrink, according to data releases today.

September 2014

Fewer college students last year, Census says

School year 2013 saw almost two million fewer college students than in 2011, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 2014

Tacoma Toyota trucks head south of border

Toyota may shift manufacture of Tacoma pickups to its Mexican plants, from Texas.

September 2014

Cost-of-living increases charted

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released a new snapshot look at inflation today, and it shows Puget Sound’s economy virtually mirroring the overall U.S. City Average for the past year.

September 2014

Bright holiday season foreseen

Staffing experts are predicting greater demand for seasonal hirings in the three months ahead, thanks to growing employment and increased consumer spending.

September 2014

Car dealers lead retail gains vs. 2013

Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for August were $444.4 billion, an increase of 0.6 percent from the previous month, and 5.0 percent above one year ago.

September 2014

July wholesale trade up 7.5% over 2013

July 2014 sales by American merchant wholesalers were $458.6 billion, up 0.7 percent from the revised June level and were up 7.5 percent what was measured in July 2013.

September 2014

SMU adds 3 new overseas study options

Brazil, Czech Republic and South Africa are new possible destinations for Saint Martin’s University students wanting to study abroad.

September 2014

Non-residential construction coming back

Nonresidential construction spending expanded strongly in July, growing 2.5 percent on a monthly basis and rising a robust 8.6 percent on a year-over-year basis.

September 2014

New home sales drop from June to July

Data released today shows a 2.4 percent drop in the number of new homes sold in July, versus June of this year.

August 2014
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