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Construction spending could rebound next year amid government support, report says

Construction spending could rebound next year amid government support, report says

Consultants at BTY Group say construction activity could pick up next year across the country amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy.
US home prices rise at fastest pace in more than 6 years

US home prices rise at fastest pace in more than 6 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices jumped in October by the most in more than six years as a pandemic-fueled buying rush drives the number of available properties for sale to record lows.
House approves Trump's $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

House approves Trump's $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is highly uncertain.
Lori Loughlin released after prison term in college scam

Lori Loughlin released after prison term in college scam

“Full House” actor Lori Loughlin was released from prison Monday after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college.
UK warns of 'bumpy' post-Brexit transition despite deal

UK warns of 'bumpy' post-Brexit transition despite deal

LONDON — First came the Brexit trade deal. Now comes the red tape and the institutional nitty gritty.
Asia Today: Governor of hotspot Thai province infected

Asia Today: Governor of hotspot Thai province infected

BANGKOK — The governor of a province at the centre of an expanding COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand has been confirmed infected with the coronavirus after meeting with public health officials including the deputy prime minister.
Gibraltar’s border with Spain still in doubt after Brexit

Gibraltar’s border with Spain still in doubt after Brexit

BARCELONA, Spain — While corks may have popped in London and Brussels over the end to a four-year saga known as Brexit, there is one rocky speck of British soil still left in limbo.
Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

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'Believe in science': EU kicks off COVID-19 vaccine campaign

'Believe in science': EU kicks off COVID-19 vaccine campaign

ROME — Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday in a symbolic show of unity and moment of hope for a continent confronting its worst health care cri
Asia Today: Japan halts all foreign arrivals over UK variant

Asia Today: Japan halts all foreign arrivals over UK variant

TOKYO — Japan is barring entry of all nonresident foreign nationals as a precaution against a new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant that has spread across Britain.