• This low-cost bamboo home can be built in just a few days - no professional builders required

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Building a traditional home can take anywhere from a few weeks to months, depending on the size and specifications.
    But in recent years, architects have increasingly looked to prefabricated construction, in which parts are built off-site and assembled on-site, making the process much quicker, less wasteful, and often cheaper.
    Mexican studio Comunal Taller de Arquitectura designed a prefab home that can go up in less than a week.
    The firm built a prototype of the house in a mountain town outside Puebla, Mexico. The structure is the second iteration of a similar home the architects designed...
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  • U.S. farmers' incomes are set to plunge to a 12-year low, but that's n

    U.S. farmers' incomes are set to plunge to a 12-year low, but that's n

    6 days ago - By AG Web

    U.S. farmers' incomes are set to plunge to a 12-year low, but that's not enough to stop some from investing in new tractors and combines.
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  • US mortgage rates climb to a nearly 4-year peak

    6 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest level in nearly four years, a sign that the prospect of higher inflation is steadily increasing the cost of borrowing to buy a home.
    Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.38 percent this week, up from 4.32 percent last week and the highest since April 2014.
    The rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans rose to 3.84 percent from 3.77 percent last week.
    Recent wage gains and rising prices are stoking concerns about inflation picking up, which has caused investors to seek...
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  • U.S. weekly jobless claims rebound from near 45-year lows

    6 days ago - By Reuters

    WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rebounded from a near 45-year low last week, but remained below a level that is associated with a tightening labor market.
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