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4 years 9 months ago

Housing construction up 2.8 percent in January

A couple of economic reports today are boosting hopes for a sustained recovery. Industrial production posted its seventh straight increase in January. The Federal Reserve reported Wednesday that January's numbers rose in all three major categories: manufacturing, mining and energy utilities. That is the first such show of...

4 years 11 months ago

November housing construction up 8.9 percent

Construction of new homes, helped by better weather, rebounded in November following a setback in the previous month. The gain is a hopeful sign that the housing recovery is continuing, a development viewed as critical to lifting the overall economy out of recession. The Commerce Department says construction of new...

5 years 1 month ago

September housing construction rises 0.5 percent

Construction of new homes edged up slightly in September, helped by a rebound in single-family construction. However, in a worrisome sign for the future, applications for building permits fell by the largest amount in five months. The Commerce Department says construction of new homes and apartments rose 0.5 percent in...

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