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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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Va. man accused of ripping off Md. homeowners

ROCKVILLE — A Virginia man is accused of ripping off several Maryland homeowners by falsely promising home improvement work. Montgomery County Police say Karl Leroy Davis, of Alexandria, would meet with homeowners, promise to make home improvements and then cash ...

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Lower costs help Lowe’s 3Q profit rise by 19 percent

Lowe’s Cos.’ said Monday shoppers are spending on smaller painting and gardening projects but still avoiding major renovations because of worries about the economy. But the home-improvement retailer said it is focused on reining in inventory and costs, which helped ...

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