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New-home construction increases 7.2 percent in March

WASHINGTON — Builders broke ground on more new homes last month, giving the weak housing market a slight boost at the start of the spring buying season. Home construction rose 7.2 percent in March from February to a seasonally adjusted ...

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New-home construction plunges in February

WASHINGTON — Builders broke ground last month on the fewest homes in nearly two years, a reflection of declines in home prices and diminished demand that has made it difficult for them to compete. The Commerce Department says home construction ...

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Home construction up after 2 months of declines

WASHINGTON — Home construction nudged up in November after two months of declines. Builders broke ground last month on a seasonally adjusted 555,000 units, a 3.9 percent rise from October, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Even with the gain, housing ...

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