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US home construction drops 1.6 percent in November

...Construction showed the biggest jump in the West, an increase of 28.1 percent, followed by gains of 14.4 percent in the Midwest and 8.7 percent in the NortheastAnalysts believe the strong gains in employment this year will give consumers the confidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-16/us-home-construction-drops
Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

...since 1995.Areas that do offer inexpensive housing across the Midwest's industrial corridor - Akron, Ohio, say, or Fort Wayne...mortgage payments that can make homes even more expensive.MIDWEST BARGAINSAffordable housing still exists, of course, in many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-09/why-areas-good-jobs-have-h
US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October

...modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.New home sales advanced 0.7 percent last month to a seasonally...stemmed from a big 15.8 percent increase in sales in the Midwest and a smaller 7.1 percent rise in the Northeast. Those increases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-26/us-new-home-sales-07-perce
Here comes the cold

...moves across Georgia on Wednesday.It is part of a larger system that brought wintry weather to parts of the Rockies and Upper Midwest Monday, leaving a foot of snow in some areas.Mild temperatures were expected Tuesday, with a high in Atlanta of around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-11/here-comes-cold
Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

...300, followed by New York, where employers cut 5,600, and New Jersey, which lost 4,500.On a regional basis, the Midwest reported the lowest unemployment rate, at 5.6 percent, followed by the Northeast at 5.9 percent. Unemployment in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-21/unemployment-rates-fall-tw
Bridgestone celebrates opening of giant-tire plant

...opportunities."Brooks said the tires are shipped on flatbed trucks and distributed through the company's stores throughout the Midwest and retailer Kal Tire in Canada. Some of the tires end up as original equipment on new vehicles."This plant was designed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-18/bridgestone
US home construction drops 2.8 percent in October

...jump on construction starts. All other regions of the country recorded declines. Construction fell 18.5 percent in the Midwest, 16.4 percent in the Northeast and 10.9 percent in the West.Solid employment gains, lower mortgage rates and somewhat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-19/us-home-construction-drops
US Supreme Court won't block South Carolina gay marriages

...Carolina, Wilson has argued a decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding gay marriage bans in several Midwest states means the matter will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court."Our office will be supporting the position of the 6th...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-20/us-supreme-court-wont-block-
Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

...Heavy snow last week slowed the shipment of trees from Michigan, which ranks third in production and supplies much of the Midwest and parts of the South. In some loading yards, stacks of trees awaiting shipment were covered with up to 2 feet of snow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-28/growers-grateful-higher-ch
US predicts less oppressive heating bills this winter

...freeze that chilled much of the nation last year is unlikely to return.Last year, persistently low temperatures across the Midwest, South and East forced people to crank up the heat. The high demand jacked up the price of some fuels and heating bills soared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/us-predicts-less-oppressiv