Rents reach super-high levels across United States

ATLANTA In the 50 largest US metro areas, median rent rose an astounding 19.3 percent from December 2020 to December 2021, according to a Realtor.com analysis of properties with two or fewer bedrooms. class=”cf”> Rents have exploded across the country, causing many to dig deep into their savings, downsize to subpar units or fall behind … Read more

America’s housing boom is also a backlog

Data: FactSet, US Census Bureau; Chart: Will Chase/Axios America doesn’t have enough homes for all the people who want to buy them. So the construction sector is getting busy — or at least trying to. Driving the news: Homebuilding activity has surged, with the number of new housing units under construction soaring to the highest … Read more

Ukraine-Russia Live Updates: Putin, Biden and EU

PicturePresident Vladimir Putin of Russia chairing a meeting with members of his country’s security council in Moscow on Monday.Credit…Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik, via Agence France-Presse – Getty Images With the dispatch of armed forces by Russia and the promise of sanctions by the United States, the Ukraine conflict entered a perilous new chapter on Tuesday as the … Read more

U.S. to announce sanctions against Russia Tuesday in coordination with allies

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks as United Nations Security Council meets after Russia recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent entities, in New York City, US February 21, 2022. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (Reuters) – The United States is … Read more

US official says Russian troops could move into pro-Moscow regions of Ukraine in the coming hours

CNN — The US expects Russian troops could move into the Donbas region of Ukraine as soon as Monday evening or Tuesday eastern time, after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the two pro-Moscow territories as independent, a senior US official familiar with the latest the intelligence tells CNN. The US is still seeing preparations for … Read more

Trump latest news: Truth Social botches launch as UK company mulls legal action over logo

Hilary Clinton knocks Donald Trump being in ‘trouble’ Donald Trump’s new social media venture, Truth Social, has run into trouble since arriving in Apple’s App Store last night. Users trying to sign up have reported error messages and found themselves added to a growing waitlist, with some of them seeing their queue number go up … Read more

U.S. slams Russian ‘peacekeepers’ in Ukraine as ‘nonsense’

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (Reuters) – (This Feb 21 story corrects typo in paragraph 3) The deployment of what Russia called a peacekeeping operation in eastern Ukraine is “nonsense” and Moscow’s recognition of breakaway regions as independent is part of its pretext for war, the United States told the UN Security Council on Monday. The … Read more