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Home building jumps in June after dismal spring

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders broke ground on more single-family homes and apartments in June, helping the battered construction industry gain a little life after a dismal spring. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders began work on a seasonally adjusted ...

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More people apply for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the first increase in three weeks. Still, the broader trend points to a slowly healing jobs market. The government says applications for unemployment benefits rose 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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