december

PHILADELPHIA | Eagles’ Carson Wentz still not medically cleared for contact

PHILADELPHIA— Carson Wentz still hasn’t been medically cleared for contact, though Eagles coach Doug Pederson won’t rule out the quarterback for the season opener against Atlanta on Thursday night. Pederson again told reporters in a testy exchange Sunday that he doesn’t want to publicly reveal whether Wentz or Nick Foles would be the starter when … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Eagles’ Carson Wentz still not medically cleared for contact

LOS ANGELES | Metal singer jailed in wife’s murder plot back with band

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend. Tim Lambesis and his Christian-inspired band As I Lay Dying performed together Saturday for the first time since May 2013. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Metal singer jailed in wife’s murder plot back with band

US construction spending up 0.7 percent in December

WASHINGTON/February 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Construction spending rose 0.7 percent in December to a record high. It was the fifth consecutive monthly gain with all major sectors showing modest increases. The Commerce Department said Thursday the December increase followed a 0.6 percent rise in November. It closed out a year in which construction spending rose 3.8 percent. … Continue reading US construction spending up 0.7 percent in December

6,000 Financial Jobs Added in December

Atlanta, GA /January 31, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) –The financial industry added 6,000 jobs in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Economic Situation Report released on Friday, January 5, 2018. “The financial industry added almost as many jobs in December as November’s 7,000 jobs,“ said Jay Rollins, owner of FinancialJobsWeb.com, a leading career site specializing … Continue reading 6,000 Financial Jobs Added in December

US home construction tumbled 8.2 percent in December

WASHINGTON /January 30, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 percent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the monthly decline put U.S. housing starts at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units. Almost all of the decrease … Continue reading US home construction tumbled 8.2 percent in December

US consumer spending up a solid 0.4 percent in December

WASHINGTON/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Americans increased their spending 0.4 percent in December, a solid pace but slower than the big spending burst seen in November. The Commerce Department said Monday the spending gain followed a 0.8 percent surge in November. Incomes were up 0.4 percent, helped by a healthy rise in wages that reflects the fact … Continue reading US consumer spending up a solid 0.4 percent in December

US home sales tumbled 3.6 percent in December

WASHINGTON/January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. home sales slid 3.6 percent in December, as rising prices and a declining number of available properties stifle purchases. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes fell last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.57 million units. Despite the monthly setback, sales totaled 5.51 million in … Continue reading US home sales tumbled 3.6 percent in December

Redfin: 2017 Closed with Strong Home Price Growth, Up 7 Percent in December

SEATTLE/ Jan. 18, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Home prices finished the year strong, up 6.8 percent in December from last year, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. The median sale price was $287,000 across the markets Redfin serves. Sales were down 2.8 percent ending a year of fluctuating sales growth. The number of … Continue reading Redfin: 2017 Closed with Strong Home Price Growth, Up 7 Percent in December