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Home building jumps 15 percent in September

WASHINGTON — Homes were built in September at the fastest pace in 17 months, a hopeful sign for the economy. Most of the gain was driven by a surge in volatile apartment construction. That should help create jobs and boost ...

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New-home sales fall, 2011 could be worst year yet

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who bought new homes fell for the third straight month in July, putting sales on track to finish this year as the worst on records dating back half a century. Sales of new homes ...

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Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remain stuck at a level that signals weak job growth. The number of applications for unemployment benefits dropped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 422,000, the Labor Department ...

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Rising food and gas costs push up consumer prices

Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, lifting inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But inflationary pressures have begun to ease this month and analysts say some prices could taper off by summer. ...

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