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WASHINGTON -- Home construction in the United States is all but coming to a halt.
 
New homes are becoming a bad deal in weak markets (AP, March 22, 2011; 6:45 PM)
 
Where We Live: Sherwood Forest in Montgomery County (Post, March 22, 2011; 12:38 AM)
 
Curtains for the historic Takoma Theatre? (Post, March 21, 2011; 1:29 PM)
 
Home sales fell 9.6 pct. in February (AP, March 21, 2011; 12:06 PM)
 
San Fran set to implement tough local-hire law (AP, March 19, 2011; 5:44 PM)
 
Where We Live: Cross Creek (Post, March 18, 2011; 7:43 PM)
 
With short-sale offer refused, foreclosure may end up the best option (Post, March 18, 2011; 7:23 PM)
 
Level of U.S. home construction drops sharply (Post, March 17, 2011; 3:43 PM)
 
Average rate on 15-year mortgage dips below 4 pct. (AP, March 17, 2011; 10:40 AM)
 
New-home construction plunges in February (AP, March 16, 2011; 6:20 PM)
 
Summary Box: Housing Starts (AP, March 16, 2011; 4:49 PM)
 
U.S. Housing Starts Drop to Lowest Level Since April 2009 (Post, March 16, 2011; 10:01 AM)
 
Nevada's boom ends in record number of empty homes (AP, March 15, 2011; 12:29 PM)
 
Explosion rocks Japanese nuclear power plant; 5 reactors in peril (Post, March 12, 2011; 6:13 PM)
 
Borrower has second thoughts about that second chance (Post, March 11, 2011; 4:04 PM)
 
Smart growth bill capitalizes on Maryland transit (By Roger K. Lewis, March 11, 2011; 3:40 PM)
 
Many still owe taxes on forgiven home-equity debt (By Kenneth R. Harney, March 11, 2011; 2:51 PM)
 
What to expect from D.C.-area housing market this spring (washingtonpost.com, March 11, 2011; 1:00 PM)
 
Major changes ahead for mortgage system as U.S. seeks to scale back role in housing (Post, March 11, 2011; 12:13 PM)
 
Federal Housing Administration leader David Stevens will leave post (Post, March 10, 2011; 10:56 PM)
 
House OKs GOP bill killing refinance program (AP, March 10, 2011; 5:11 PM)
 
United Technologies tweaks 2011 earnings guidance (AP, March 10, 2011; 4:11 PM)
 
Color of Money Live (washingtonpost.com, March 10, 2011; 12:00 PM)
 
Business Highlights (AP, March 9, 2011; 6:11 PM)
 
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