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US home sales fell 0.7 percent, 4th straight monthly decline

WASHINGTON/ August 22, 2018 (STL.News)— U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive month, declining 0.7 percent in July to the slowest pace in more than two years as the real estate market shows signs of cooling. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted … Continue reading US home sales fell 0.7 percent, 4th straight monthly decline

WASHINGTON | New-home sales fall 5.3 pct in June … a warning light?

WASHINGTON  — Sales of new U.S. homes tumbled 5.3 percent in June and the median sales price also slipped, a potentially ominous sign for the U.S. housing market. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 631,000 last month, less than May’s revised figure of 666,000. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | New-home sales fall 5.3 pct in June … a warning light?

BEIRUT  | Syrian troops march south as UN warns of catastrophe

BEIRUT  — The United Nations’ human rights chief warned Friday of a “catastrophe” in southern Syria where government forces are on the offensive against insurgents forcing more people to flee their homes and live in miserable conditions in open areas close to the border with Jordan. Syrian state TV said troops entered the main village … Continue reading BEIRUT  | Syrian troops march south as UN warns of catastrophe

North Korean officials wrap up Olympic inspection in South

SEOUL, South Korea/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— North Korean officials on Saturday wrapped up a three-day visit to South Korea where they examined Olympic stadiums, hotels and concert halls that will potentially be used by North Korean athletes and other delegates headed to next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Games. South Korea is preparing to host hundreds of North … Continue reading North Korean officials wrap up Olympic inspection in South

North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

SEOUL, South Korea/January 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — North Korea on Saturday proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month’s Winter Olympics. The new proposal came less than 24 hours after North Korea canceled … Continue reading North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

DURHAM, N.C. /January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region. For the third straight night, stare troopers warned of ice making roads and highways treacherous after the snow that hit a … Continue reading South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

DURHAM, N.C. /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina’s largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people. From Charlotte to Raleigh, North Carolina’s five most populous cities … Continue reading Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

Another round of winter weather moves into the South

LOUISVILLE, Ky/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A wintry blast coated parts of Kentucky and Tennessee with sleet and ice on Friday, forcing schools to close as the region raced for a second punch with snow. Deeper South, parts of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama prepared for another round of winter weather. Winter conditions made for hazardous driving conditions … Continue reading Another round of winter weather moves into the South