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US renters are more pessimistic about their ability to ever own a home and households’ expectations of home-price growth has reaccelerated after falling last year, a new Federal Reserve Bank of …

U.S. soldier detained in Russia on criminal charges

Russian authorities have detained an American soldier on criminal misconduct charges, the U.S. Army said Monday. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said Russia’s government had notified the …

As its workers stream to the U.S., Mexico runs short of farmhands

ETZATLÁN, Mexico - For decades, Mexicans crossed the border to pick Americans’ lettuce, grapes and strawberries. Mexico had a seemingly inexhaustible supply of farmhands - tough, …

Senate passes $1.2 trillion spending bill, averting government shutdown

The Senate approved a $1.2 trillion spending bill in the wee hours of Saturday morning to prevent a brief partial government shutdown, sending the bill to President Biden to sign into law. …

Nikki Haley suspends campaign for 2024 Republican presidential nomination

CHARLESTON, S.C. -  Nikki Haley , a former U.N. ambassador and governor of South Carolina, has announced she is suspending   her presidential campaign, leaving  Donald Trump  with …

Rent is driving inflation. But there’s something off in the data.

Inflation came in hotter than expected in January, and it may take a few more months to know if that was a fluke or if price increases are getting stickier. But one key part of the inflation picture …

Big-box stores try to stay relevant by focusing on smaller stores

Two of the biggest names in big-box retail have boosted their bets on a growing trend for brick-and-mortar sales: smaller stores. Best Buy and Macy’s this week announced plans to add …

Chrysler recalls 330,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees over steering wheel defect

Chrysler is recalling more than 330,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees because of a steering wheel defect that may cause a loss of control. Problems can arise when the steering knuckle separates from the …

House passes bill to extend government shutdown deadlines

The House on Thursday approved legislation to extend the expiration date for federal funding later into March, sending the measure to prevent a partial government shutdown that was set for Saturday …

What is a leap day? All about Feb. 29, on the calendar every 4 years.

If you look at your calendar this week, you will see an unusual date: Feb. 29. That’s because 2024 is what’s known as a leap year - and while those in the Northern Hemisphere might not be …

How Texas’s Smokehouse Creek fire became state’s second-largest ever

A large and fast-moving wildfire broke out in the Texas panhandle, prompting a disaster declaration and forcing residents to evacuate on Feb. 27.(c) 2024 , The Washington Post Extreme winter …

Despite issues, NASA calls Intuitive Machines’ lunar landing a success

Intuitive Machines released long-awaited photos Wednesday of its robotic spacecraft touching down on the moon’s surface in a storm of dust, and then leaning over after one or two of its landing …

Bitcoin surpasses $60,000 as demand from ETFs triggers bull run

At the heart of the rally that is pushing Bitcoin toward a record high is a simple tenet of economics: Supply and demand. The demand for the token that’s resulting from new exchange-traded …

CDC recommends older adults get 2nd updated coronavirus shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Wednesday that people   65 and older get a second dose of the coronavirus vaccine made available last fall because they are at higher …

Boeing gets 90-day ultimatum from FAA to fix its safety culture

US regulators issued an ultimatum to Boeing Co. in the wake of a near-catastrophic accident last month, giving the US plane manufacturer 90 days to devise a plan to fix what it called …

McConnell to step down from Senate leadership in November

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to step down from his leadership position in November, he announced Wednesday, a move that would mark the end of his tenure as the longest-serving …

Major strikes in 2023 set 20-year record, Labor Department says

American workers led 33 major strikes in 2023, the most in more than two decades, the Labor Department reported Wednesday, as a booming labor market fueled a strong year of activity for unions. …

Two juveniles charged after Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooting

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Two juveniles held after gunfire exploded at the end of   a crowded rally for the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory - killing one and injuring nearly   two dozen others …

In Kansas City, a tragic end to Super Bowl parade shocks community

Kansas City became the latest high-profile scene of gun violence in America when the parade celebrating the Chiefs’ dynasty-cementing Super Bowl win ended in gunfire that left at least one …

Wall Street caught off guard by ‘sticky’ CPI signs

Wall Street got a reality check on Tuesday, with hotter-than-estimated inflation data triggering a slide in both stocks and bonds. Equities pushed away from their all-time highs as the consumer …

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