Tag Archives: Economy

New home sales rise for 3rd straight month in December

Sales of new US single-family homes increased for a third straight month in December as mortgage rates continued to decline, offering hope that the struggling housing market was starting to stabilize. New home sales increased 2.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 616,000 units last month, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. November’s sales pace was …

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China’s Tourist Sites Welcome Huge Holiday Crowds

China’s major tourist sites are seeing a surge in visitors during the Lunar New Year holiday, as domestic tourism gradually revives after three years of coronavirus restrictions. Tickets for popular attractions in the southwestern Sichuan province — including the Sanxingdui Museum and Leshan Giant Buddha — have been sold out …

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Hong Kong experts highlight the usefulness of coding from a young age to enhance international school students’ problem-solving skills

For its youngest learners, BSD designed a number of tools to help children understand the mindset of coding. In essence, youngsters under six are introduced to coding and programming through play. By taking part in interactive “unplugged” activities and team games, the children develop coordination, logic, communication and social skills. …

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Seattle sees steepest rent declines among major US metros

The Space Needle stands near apartments in Seattle. Photo: Mike Kane/Bloomberg via Getty Images While Puget Sound housing remains among the most expensive in the nation, Seattle saw the steepest monthly decline in rent among major metros in December, based on a Zillow report released yesterday. Driving the news: Typical …

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