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Number of Millennials Living at Home Still Increasing

Given that unemployment has been steadily decreasing, it would be safe to assume that all the 20-somethings who went back to living with their parents during the recession would be moving out again. Wrong. Statistics now indicate 21.6 million people between 18 and 31 are staying at home or moving back in.

Posted on Sep 2, 2013 READ MORE



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Tennessee Senate: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ in School

The Tennessee Senate has passed legislation that would keep teachers from educating their students about homosexuality, with language in the bill asserting that “some subjects are best explained and discussed at home.”

Posted on May 21, 2011 READ MORE



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Home Sales Bump Up in September

At long last, a little good news from the real estate market: The National Association of Realtors reported a 10 percent rise in existing home sales in September, but buyers are still skittish about foreclosures and the country’s job problems figure into the long-term prognosis as well.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 READ MORE


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Unfriending Your Insurance Premiums

A British insurance price comparison service is predicting that use of social media could eventually lead to increases in home insurance premiums. Membership on Twitter or Facebook could become just another variable in determining costs, based on fears that such sites let potential criminals know when a user is not at home.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010 READ MORE


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Trading Spaces, Iraq Edition

Sectarian violence has driven millions of Iraqis from their homes. Now that the violence has abated in one formerly upscale Baghdad neighborhood, residents are returning to find squatters who refuse to leave and a government and occupying army unwilling to kick them out.

Posted on May 15, 2008 READ MORE


Don’t Take Any More Money Out of Your House

The cooling of the U.S. housing market has begun to pull down the entire economy, just as experts had been predicting for several years now.
This was inevitable after the ludicrously overheated highs of the last few years, and we can only hope it’s going to be a slow leak.

Posted on Jul 30, 2006 READ MORE


Thuggish Far-Right Intimidation Tactics Go Mainstream

The practice of posting the home address of someone targeted for supposed offenses (like being a member of the ACLU), until now practiced mainly by hate groups, has been embraced by “mainstream” pundits like Michelle Malkin and David Horowitz.

Posted on Jul 6, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins Keeps Austin Weird

For all you Molly Ivins fans out there, listen in to this “Prairie Home Companion” segment as she talks about keeping her community of Austin “weird” and delivers a bizarre story involving a snake and amphetamines.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


Bush: Sept. 11 ‘Ended on a Relatively Humorous Note’

In a 2003 interview with Ladies Home Journal, Bush told Peggy Noonan that during the late-night hours of Sept. 11, he and wife Laura were hustled around the White House in their bedtime clothes because it was thought a jet was going to crash into the building. “[T]he day ended on a relatively humorous note,” he said. “We got a laugh out of it.”
“Bad taste” doesn’t really seem to do this justice.
(h/t: Daou Report. Also: full-text interview.)

Posted on Jun 1, 2006 READ MORE


Feds Raid Home of a Former Top CIA Official

Federal agents raided the home of the CIA’s outgoing No. 3 official in connection with a corruption investigation that has already sent Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham to prison.

Posted on May 12, 2006 READ MORE


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