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Home construction in slow but steady comeback

WASHINGTON — Home construction is making a long-awaited recovery that could help energize the U.S. economy. From areas like Phoenix that are finally arising from the housing bust to cities like Chicago and Minneapolis where strong economies have lifted demand, ...

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Housing starts rose to 717,000 in April

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders started work on more homes and apartments last month and requested more permits to build single-family homes. The increases suggest the battered housing market is healing. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that builders broke ground in ...

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Home sales at highest level since May 2010

WASHINGTON — The housing market is flashing signs of health ahead of the spring-buying season. Sales of previously occupied homes are at their highest level since May 2010. More first-time buyers are making purchases. And the supply of homes fell ...

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U.S. housing starts rise modestly to start new year

WASHINGTON — Construction of single-family homes in the U.S. cooled off slightly in January after surging in the final month last year. But a rise in permits suggests builders are growing more confident that more buyers are ready to come ...

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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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Housing starts and permits surge; levels still low

WASHINGTON — A surge in apartment construction gave home builders more work in November. And permits, a gauge of future construction, rose largely because of a jump in apartment permits. Some analysts say the gains, though coming off extremely low ...

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Builders spent slightly more in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders spent slightly more in September on home construction, partially offsetting losses in public schools, roads and government offices. Construction spending rose 0.2 percent in September from August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $787.2 billion, ...

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