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EU Condemns New Burst of Israeli Settlement Approvals

JERUSALEM — The European Union on Monday criticized Israel’s approval of plans to build over 2,000 new homes in West Bank settlements. In a statement, the EU reiterated its longstanding position that all settlement activity on occupied land is illegal. “It er...

US Single-Family Homebuilding Ticks up, Apartments Fall

WASHINGTON — U.S. homebuilding fell last month after reaching a 12-year high in August, driven by a sharp decline in the construction of new apartments. Yet single-family home construction ticked higher for the fourth straight month. "The upward trend for s...
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Does GOP Tax Law Help Small Businesses?

At a House hearing to discuss whether the 2017 GOP tax law — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) — is a “help or a hindrance to Main Street,” small business owners disagreed over whether the law will benefit them in the long run. Kate Patrick Inside...