U.S. Census Bureau

8:19am

Fri January 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Sales Of New Homes Fell In December, But Were Up Sharply In 2012

A "sold" sign outside a home under construction last fall in Peoria, Ill.
Daniel Acker Landov

Though there was a 7.3 percent drop in sales of new homes in December from November, sales were up a healthy 8.8 percent from December 2011, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development report.

Homes sold at a annual rate of 369,000 last month.

Over the whole year, the agencies estimate, there were 367,000 new homes sold — up 19.9 percent from the 306,000 sold in 2011.

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7:15am

Tue January 22, 2013
Series: Losing Ground

A Changing Economy: Opportunity Lost Amid Manufacturing Downturn

Archival Photo. In the late 1960s, the giant CF&I steel plant on the southern end of Pueblo was the economic driving engine and racial equalizer with 13,000 jobs for Colorado’s southernmost large city. Two decades later, most of those jobs disappeared
The Denver Public Library

7:58am

Sun January 20, 2013
Series: Losing Ground

In Income, Poverty, Education, and Home Ownership Colorado's Minorities Are Losing Ground

Archival photo, Limon Correctional Facility. In 2010, about one in every 20 black men were incarcerated in Colorado state prisons compared to one out of every 50 Latino men and one of every 150 white men, according to an I-News analysis
The Denver Public Library

By some of the most important measures of social progress, black and Latino residents of Colorado have lost ground compared to white residents in the decades since the civil rights movement.

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6:42am

Thu January 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims At Five-Year Low; Home Building Hit Five-Year High In 2012

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 12:53 pm

Going up in Chicago: Row houses under construction.
Scott Olson Getty Images

7:11am

Tue January 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Retail Sales Rose As 2012 Ended; Inflation Remained In Check

Shoppers in Manhattan on Christmas Eve last month.
Keith Bedford Reuters /Landov

Retail sales rose 0.5 percent in December from November, the Census Bureau says. That may be a sign that as 2012 ended consumers were still in a shopping mood even as lawmakers in Washington struggled to keep the federal government from going over the so-called fiscal cliff.

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