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Economists more upbeat about job growth, housing

NEW YORK — A new survey shows economists are growing slightly more optimistic about recovery in the job and housing markets but expect other pillars of the economy to remain weak. The National Association for Business Economists says in a ...

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Unemployment aid applications stay at 370,000

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, suggesting modest but steady gains in the job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly unemployment aid applications stayed at a seasonally adjusted 370,000, the ...

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Builders step up spending for fifth straight month

WASHINGTON — Builders increased their spending in December for the fifth consecutive month, ending a weak construction year on a hopeful note. Spending on construction projects rose 1.5 percent in December after a revised 0.4 percent gain in November, the ...

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A poor year for home building ends on hopeful note

WASHINGTON  — Builders ended 2011 with a third straight year of dismal home construction and the worst on record for single-family home building. But improvement at the end of the year lifted hopes for an eventual recovery. In December, builders ...

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