Residential construction

FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo a worker carries interior doors to install in a just completed new home in north Dallas. On Tuesday, March 26, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in February. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
March 26, 2019 - 6:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homes under construction fell 8.7 percent in February, as ground breakings for single-family houses plunged to their lowest level in nearly two years. The Commerce Department said that builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, March 5, 2019, file photo specialist Matthew Grenier works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, March 8. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 08, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Another wave of selling on Wall Street Friday left the S&P 500 with its worst weekly showing since January and its eighth loss in the last nine days. The sell-off, which lost some strength toward the end of the day, followed a surprisingly weak jobs report and more signs that the global economy...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 photo a newly constructed homes sit near a sign, in Natick, Mass. On Friday, March 8, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in January.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 08, 2019 - 6:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts jumped 18.6 percent in January, as builders ramped up construction of single-family houses to the fastest pace in eight months. The Commerce Department said Friday that January ground breakings occurred at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million. Home...
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FILE- In this Nov. 22, 2018, file photo people stream inside of Target at the beginning of the Black Friday period in Charleston, W.V. Retailers like Walmart, Target and Best Buy that have been responding faster to a more competitive landscape with expanded delivery services and spruced up stores are enjoying strong sales. (Craig Hudson/The Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)
March 05, 2019 - 12:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2018 holiday season turned out to be a mixed bag for retailers, with some of them defying a gloomy government report in December that raised concerns that shoppers were hunkering down everywhere. Retailers like Walmart, Target and Best Buy that have been responding faster to a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo, a construction crane is perched on the site of Court Square City View Tower adjacent to the Court Square Number 7 subway station in Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York. U.S. developers broke ground on more homes for November, but the increase occurred entirely in apartments. The construction of new single-family houses fell. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 18, 2018 - 6:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. developers broke ground on more homes last month, but the increase occurred entirely in apartments. The construction of new single-family houses fell. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts rose 3.2 percent in November from the previous month to a seasonally...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo, a sold sign stands in front of a home under construction in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in September. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
October 24, 2018 - 7:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged 5.5 percent in September, the fourth straight monthly drop as the housing market cools with mortgage rates rising. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 553,000 last month. The...
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In this June 27, 2018, photo, a sold sign stands in front of a home under construction in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Thursday, Aug. 23, The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 23, 2018 - 7:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 1.7 percent in July, the second straight monthly decline as the broader housing market appears to have lost some of its momentum despite an otherwise solid economy. The Commerce Department says newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual...
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July 25, 2018 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes tumbled 5.3 percent in June and the median sales price also slipped, a potentially ominous sign for the U.S. housing market. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 631,000 last month, less...
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