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___ US home equity is back, so why aren't more people borrowing? WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing equity now equals 58 percent of home values, the highest such point since 2006. Yet borrowing against that equity has barely budged from post-recession lows, which helps explain why consumer spending remains weak eight years after the Great Recession ended. ——— Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Ac...