Pending home sales increased for the second consecutive month in August 2010, according to a report released today by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR).
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of U.S. states saw their unemployment rates rise in August, the largest number in six months, as hiring weakened across the country.
Patricia Reid is not in her 70s, an age when many Americans continue to work. She is not even in her 60s. She is just 57.
The report said that 44 million people, or one in seven residents, lived in poverty in the United States in 2009, the highest rate since 1994.
U.S. poverty rate has become highest since 1994: In a reverberation of the battered economy, the number of people without health insurance increased wonderfully last year to 50.7 million — an all time above — according to data released Thursday by the Census Bureau.