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In this Oct. 27, 2014 photo, a realty sign hangs in front of a home for sale in Los Angeles. The National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in October on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

US home sales rise in October

- Associated Press

Americans bought homes in October at the briskest pace this year, a sign that the sluggish housing market is turning around.

In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, construction crews work on a home in the Brunswick Forest neighborhood in Leland, N.C. The Commerce Department releases housing starts for October on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Mike Spencer, File)FILE

US home construction drops 2.8 percent in October

- Associated Press

Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at the Federal Reserve in Washington. The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its October interest-rate meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Fed sees solid U.S. economy, despite new threats

- Associated Press

Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed a variety of economic threats at their October meeting — from turbulent financial markets to overseas weakness — but decided to move forward with plans to end their landmark bond buying program.

An unidentified customer leaves a Lowe's home improvement store in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Lowe's reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Lowe's rides improving housing market to strong 3Q

Associated Press

Lowe's third-quarter earnings jumped 17 percent as home improvement retailers continue to rebound from a tough start to the year, reaping gains from a nascent recovery in the housing market.

US pension insurer ran record $62B deficit in 2014

- Associated Press

The federal agency that insures pensions for about 41 million Americans saw its deficit nearly double in the latest fiscal year. The agency said the worsening finances of some multi-employer pension plans mainly caused the increased deficit.

Recent Stories in Home & Living

In this photo provided by M. Design Interiors, framed art is displayed both in and on a built-in bookcase. The effect is open and airy, while still providing ample storage space for the homeowner's book collection. The interior and bookcase design is by Molly Luetkemeyer. (AP Photo/M. Design Interiors, Justin Officer)

Declutter, then create style by editing collections

Designers often surprise their clients by sharing a secret: You can dramatically change the look of a room simply by changing or rearranging the items on your bookshelves and tabletops.

Some design solutions may involve moving walls, as was done for this family kitchen. (Photograph courtesy of Case Design/Remodeling)

Bigger not always better in remodeling, DIY

- Deseret News

Smart redesign that stays within the footprint of your house can be less expensive than a large, big box addition and can have a big impact on your lifestyle.

Photo provided by Andersen Windows

A Craftsman-style home typically has special feature windows, such as a picture window.

Cover story: Right details on additions fit existing home style

The Washington area may be home to Democrats, Republicans, independents and Libertarians, but no matter what their political persuasion, local residents more than likely live in a conservative home.