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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Oct 21, 2013 — Though sales edged down in September from August, they were still well above the pace of a year earlier. Much more will be learned about how the economy fared last month when data on jobs and unemployment are released Tuesday.
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Aug 23, 2013 — The housing sector has been a bright spot for the economy. But a drop in sales of new homes last month has some economists thinking that higher mortgage rates might be sapping some of that sector's momentum.
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Jun 25, 2013 — It looks like many Americans are feeling better about how the economy is doing. That could translate into more spending, which in turn could help boost job growth.
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Feb 21, 2013 — Sales were up more than 9 percent from a year ago. Realtors report that across much of the nation, would-be buyers are beginning to outpace the supply of homes.
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Jan 22, 2013 — The housing market continues to show signs that it's on the mend. Both sales and prices are up from a year ago.
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Dec 20, 2012 — The housing sector continues to recover. Sales rose 5.9 percent last month. It's the second new piece of positive news about the economy. Earlier, gross domestic product growth for the third quarter was revised upward.
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Nov 19, 2012 — Sales of existing homes rose again in October. Meanwhile, home builders are the most confident they've been in more than six years. Taken together, the reports are the latest signs that the housing sector is on the mend.
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Oct 19, 2012 — While the number of homes sold was down 1.7 percent from August, the median selling price has now risen for seven straight months. That hadn't happened since 2005-2006.
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Aug 22, 2012 — They were up 2.3 percent from June and a healthy 10 percent vs. July 2011. Prices are also on the rise.
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Jul 19, 2012 — Sales fell 5.4 percent in June from May, but the median price rose 7.9 percent from a year earlier. Also, fewer homes were on the market because of foreclosures.
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