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National new home sales for August, 2016; big jump compared to 8/15

Sales of new single-family houses in August 2016 were 609,000 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), down 7.6 percent from July’s revised rate but up 20.6 percent from August 2015. 19 more words

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WSPD 2016: The taboo of Suicide Zoo

Two weeks ago on September 10th it was World Suicide Prevention Day 2016, a day dedicated to talking about the topic of suicide and breaking down the stigma that is still attached to the subject. 994 more words

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Deaf football player inspired by #marleymatlin ends with award winning film

People’s Choice Award Story here

Micah’s Moment, about a deaf fullback at Arlington’s Martin High School who perseveres and finally gets his chance to shine at AT&T Stadium, was honored with the People’s Choice award Saturday night at the Studio Movie Grill at Arlington Highlands. 32 more words

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2015 national median family income metrics; good and bad news

Income Increase

In 2015, median household income (MHI) surged 5.2%, the largest jump ever, to $56,516, up from $53,718 last year. MHI remains below the pre-recession 2007 peak of $57,423 and the 1999 all-time high of $57,909. 49 more words

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