Chris Arnold - NPR

Chris Arnold - NPR
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After years of trying, the U.S. government may finally mandate safer table saws

After years of false starts, the Consumer Product Safety Commission looks poised to mandate a blade safety brake on all new table saws sold in the U.S.
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Senators to VA: Stop needless foreclosures on thousands of veterans

The senators say veterans who took a COVID forbearance are now at risk of losing their homes through no fault of their own.
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With mortgage rates near 7%, the housing party is over. Now it’s hangover time.

Higher rates are dashing the dreams of some would-be homebuyers while others stretch to buy but spend close to $1,000 a month more in monthly payments for a typical house.
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Mortgage rates just hit 5%. Here’s how much more expensive that makes home ownership.

Higher mortgage rates and home prices have pushed the monthly payment to buy the median-priced home in the U.S. up more than 50% since the start of last year. Many first-time buyers can't afford it.
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There’s never been such a severe shortage of homes in the U.S. Here’s why.

Home prices rose nearly 20% last year, in large part because the U.S. is several million homes short of demand. Builders say the pandemic is partly to blame, but the problem goes deeper than that.