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March Housing Starts Dip 7%, Permits Up 17%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in March fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.215 ...
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Higher GDP Largely Ignored by the Markets

Gross domestic product (GDP) is how economists, consumers, politicians and academia all measure economic growth. GDP in the United States is dominated handily by consumer spending. And the hope after ...
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New Home Sales Make Massive February Move

After Wednesday's disappointing report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on February sales of existing homes, Thursday's report on new home sales should bring some joy back to Mudville. ...
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January Housing Starts Dip 3%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million, ...
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New Construction Spending Up 4% in December

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday morning that construction spending in December rose by 0.2% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of about $1.1815 trillion, below the downwardly revised ...
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December Housing Starts Jumped 11%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in December jumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.226 million. ...
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New Construction Spending Jumps in November

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday morning that construction spending in November rose by 0.9% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of about $1.182 trillion from the upwardly revised ...
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November Housing Starts Tumble 19%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in November tumbled to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 ...
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Wholesale Inventories Dip in October

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday morning that U.S. wholesale sales rose 1.4% in October to $452.2 billion from the revised September total and up 2.2% compared with October 2015. ...
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New Construction Spending Posts November Gain

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday morning that construction spending in October rose by 0.4% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of about $1.173 trillion, from the upwardly revised ...
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New Home Sales Decline 2% in October

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that sales of new homes in October slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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October Housing Starts Soar 25%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in October jumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.323 ...
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October Retail Sales Strengthen for Nearly All Businesses

U.S. consumer spending continued its September rebound in October, recovering further from a dip posted in August. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that some retail businesses have posted solid ...
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New Construction Spending Dipped Slightly in September

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday morning that construction spending in September dipped to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of about $1.15 trillion, down 0.4% from the downwardly revised ...
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Is Home Ownership Finally on the Rise?

It can be said that some people can make any statistic look good or bad depending on what their angle is and what subset of data gets used. One statistic ...
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