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Gov't data: 23% of US homes have 2 (or more) fridges

Americans love refrigerators. They even give them a nickname: "fridge."

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The housing market is suddenly hot again

Let's get the bad news out of the way first. It doesn't feel like the U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders.

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Peek inside Obama's post-presidential pad

President Barack Obama will lease a home in Washington, D.C.'s Kalorama neighborhood after he leaves the White House next year, CNN has confirmed.

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Home Depot shines as more Americans nest

Finally some good news from the land of retail!

Americans may not be spending as much on clothes these days, but they are apparently nesting -- splurging on things to spruce up their houses and apartments.

What are people buying? Expensive things. Ite...

Crossing the Mexico border to build a home in one day

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Crossing the Mexico border to build a home in one day

Twenty-five years ago, Paula Claussen's friend invited her to make the short trip from her home in San Diego, California, across the border to Tijuana, Mexico, to donate clothing to people in need.

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Mass. town evicts tiny house owner

A tiny house owner in Massachusetts is asked to leave her home after the town of Hadley votes against an amendment to the town's bylaws that would have allowed her to stay.

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How to get a mortgage at age 80

You're never too old for a mortgage. At least in Britain, that is.

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Zillow CEO: When you should buy vs. rent

Buy or rent. It's an age-old dilemma.

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San Francisco is expensive and residents are over it

San Franciscans have had enough with the city's ever-growing costs of living.

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Jessica Alba's Honest Company fires back against lawsuit

Jessica Alba's Honest Company is publicly challenging claims that the company's baby food isn't really organic.

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Study: More Americans renovating their homes

Projections indicate that an increasing number of Americans are renovating or will renovate their homes in 2016, according to Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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Serial killer's home open to rent during RNC

An Ohio home available for rent during the Republican National Convention touts an unusual association: It's the childhood home of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Real Estate Headlines

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Men are making more money off their homes than women

The gender pay gap is following women home from the office.

Money in wallet

Still anemic: U.S. growth picks up to only 0.8%

America's economy grew a little more at the beginning of the year than first thought…

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Wells Fargo is offering mortgages with 3% down payments

Another U.S. bank is now offering a low down payment mortgage.

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The housing market is suddenly hot again

Let's get the bad news out of the way first. It doesn't feel like the U.S. economy…

Obama's new house

Peek inside Obama's post-presidential pad

President Barack Obama will lease a home in Washington, D.C.'s Kalorama neighborhood…

House that social media built

This is the house social media built

This is the house social media built.

Latest Recalls

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Toyota adds 1.6 million cars to airbag recall

Toyota is recalling 1.6 million additional vehicles over concerns with airbag…

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CDC: Dig through your freezer for potentially contaminated food

Listeria contamination has prompted a flurry of frozen food recalls over the past…

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CDC: Salmonella outbreaks being caused by turtles

Small turtles may be cute but they are making people sick. That was the warning…

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Subaru warns recalled car owners: Stop driving now

Subaru is warning some owners of its cars to stop driving them immediately due to…

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Sunflower kernels recalled

Baseball players may want to pay attention to this recall today: SunOpta is…

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It will be 2019 before there are enough Takata airbag replacements

Takata is recalling an additional 35 to 40 million airbags due to the explosion risk…

Money Headlines

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Viacom directors dig in for control of media giant

Viacom's six independent directors are vowing to contest any attempt to oust them,…

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Big Latin American airline latest to halt flights to Venezuela

More signs of deep trouble in Venezuela.

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'X-Men' takes top spot as 'Alice' flops at Memorial Day box office

The X-Men had fairly ordinary powers at the box office and "Alice Through the…

Lifestyle Headlines

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Big Latin American airline latest to halt flights to Venezuela

More signs of deep trouble in Venezuela.

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Striking Verizon workers score raise and bonuses

Unionized Verizon workers who had been striking since mid-April will return back to…

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Computer failure causes delays at JFK Airport

Computer problems have caused massive delays Sunday at one of the nation's largest…

Local Headlines

Shur Wins SB City Golf Title by 3 Shots

Shur Holds Off Former Champion to Win Santa Barbara City Golf Title

Former Ventura High School star wins at 13-under par

Hundreds Gather for Memorial Day Ceremony at Santa Barbara Cemetery

The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation held a Memorial Day Ceremony to remember…

Santa Barbara Man Stars in New Animal Planet TV Special

Forrest Galante, a UCSB graduate, is the host of Extinct or Alive on Animal Planet

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Sheriff's Deputies Serve up Food for Special Olympics

The Tip a Cop dinner at Petrini's Italian Restaurant in Goleta raised money for the…

Brianna Hammond Runs with a Purpose

Westmont College Alum Running Ultramarathon to Benefit Kids in DR Congo

Brianna Hammond is getting kids sponsored as she trains for 56 mile run

Happy Body Shop invites apprentices to work this summer

Auto Shop Partners With Santa Barbara High School

A local body shop is taking on high school apprentices.

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