Home Prices Rose for Seventh Straight Month in December

The U.S. housing sector's long, slow journey to health continues: Home prices rose on average for the seventh straight month, up 0.3% month-to-month in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city survey, the Associated Press reported. The index rose 0.2% in November and 0.3% in October.