US Home Prices March Upward as Buyers Fight Over Low Supply

U.S. home prices rose in April from a year earlier, lifted by bidding wars in many cities where would-be buyers compete for a sparse supply of homes. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index moved up 6.6 percent from a year earlier, led by outsize gains in Seattle, Las Vegas and San Francisco. All three cities showed double-digit gains….

Alabama Buyers Will Soon Pay More on Amazon

Alabama residents will soon be paying more for purchases made on the website Amazon. Buyers will see an additional 8 percent added to their purchases beginning Nov. 1 because the massive online retailer has agreed to start collecting and remitting sales tax in Alabama. Amazon is the latest retailer to participate in Alabama’s Simplified Use Tax Remittance Program which allows…