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Builders boost housing spending, cut elsewhere

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders spent more to construct homes in August, further evidence of a housing rebound. Still, the increase couldn’t offset cuts in public projects and commercial real estate. Overall construction spending dipped 0.7 percent in August from July, ...

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Construction spending fell 0.9 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending fell in July from June by the largest amount in a year, weighed down by a big drop in home improvement projects. But spending on construction of single-family homes and apartments increased again, a hopeful ...

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Home prices rose in all major cities in May

WASHINGTON — Home prices rose in May from April in every city tracked by a leading index, a sign that increasing sales and tight inventories are supporting a modest housing recovery. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday ...

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