October 26, 2016

WASHINGTON — More Americans bought new homes in September, a sign that demand remains solid despite a shortage of properties on the market.

Recent hiring gains couples with low interest rates have bolstered the market for new homes. But builders largely have struggled to keep pace with…

Election might decide fate of Wall Street reforms

October 25, 2016

WASHINGTON —  The financial crisis that struck in 2008 touched off the worst recession since the 1930s Great Depression, wiping out $11 trillion in U.S. household wealth and leaving about 8 million Americans jobless. More than 5 million families lost their homes to foreclosure. Reckless…

Recovery still leaves Americans worried about their job

October 24, 2016

WASHINGTON — Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.

The unemployment rate has fallen to a relatively low 4.9 percent. But many Americans are struggling to…

Bailey’s honors first responders

October 24, 2016

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry has honored two Nash County emergency workers in the company’s second annual First Responder Hero Award presentations, a release says.

This year’s local honorees included:

— Chris Clagg, a first responder for Nash County and volunteer firefighter…