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2005-09-13 10:19:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina, which battered the U.S. Gulf Coast two weeks ago, will have long-term consequences for the housing market and economy, boosting both home prices and construction costs as rebuilding gets underway, a trade group said on Tuesday.

2005-08-18 12:18:11

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Home-ownership in California has increased to a level not seen since 1960 but it is coming at a high cost and risk for home buyers, according to a study released on Thursday.

2005-08-11 19:52:53

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The number of California households able to afford a median-priced home in the state fell to 16 percent in June from 18 percent a year earlier, nearing a record low amid soaring home prices, according to a report released on Thursday.

2005-08-09 14:01:51

By Tim Ahmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised a key U.S. interest rate a quarter-percentage point on Tuesday, offering no sign after a 10th straight rise that it was ready to end its campaign of modest increases to curb inflation. The U.S.

2005-08-09 13:31:42

By Tim Ahmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised a key U.S. interest rate a quarter-percentage point on Tuesday, offering no sign after a 10th straight rise that it was ready to end its campaign of modest increases to curb inflation. The U.S.

2005-08-09 08:03:24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policy-makers began a meeting on Tuesday that economists expect will result in the 10th consecutive hike in short-term U.S. interest rates and few clues on when rate rises will end.

2005-07-25 09:26:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of existing homes rose 2.7 percent in June to a record pace as home prices soared 14.7 percent from a year ago, the biggest jump in nearly 25 years, a trade group said on Monday.

2005-07-20 11:46:20

(Corrects sentence in fifth paragraph to read "...which move in the opposite direction to prices" instead of "... which move in the opposite direction to yields.") By Alister Bull WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alan Greenspan, in one of his last appearances before Congress as Federal Reserve chairman, told lawmakers on Wednesday the U.S.

2005-07-20 11:52:13

By Alister Bull WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alan Greenspan, in one of his last appearances before Congress as Federal Reserve chairman, told lawmakers on Wednesday the U.S. growth outlook was solid and the Fed will keep lifting interest rates.

2005-06-30 21:53:34

By Glenn Somerville WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised key U.S.interest rates a quarter-percentage point on Thursday, a ninthstraight increase with no sign a year-long campaign of riseswas nearing an end.


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