Daily Presshttp://www.dailypress.netTop Headlinesen-usWed, 1 Oct 2014 18:05:35 EDTWed, 1 Oct 2014 18:05:35 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssSales of new homes soarhttp://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/552418.htmlWASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of new homes surged in August, led by a wave of buying in the West and Northeast. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new-home sales climbed 18 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,00.Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTUS home prices rise at slowest pace in 20 monthshttp://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/552419.htmlWASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTConstruction spending down 0.8 percenthttp://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/552420.htmlWASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness. Construction spending dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTAdditions that make the yard a winter hangouthttp://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/552421.htmlAs fun as summer at the lake is, Sue Vanderwiel and family also make the most of their Apple River, Illinois, vacation home in the winter. That's when "it is much quieter, and we can just hang out, play games and chill, literally and figuratively.Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTHow to make homes safer for allergy sufferershttp://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/552422.htmlAlthough the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites - microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin - is just plain gross, it's something most people can handle without worry.Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT