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Construction Sector Performance

New-home sales tick up as builders slash prices

New-home sales tick up as builders slash prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rose in September after four straight monthly declines, largely because builders cut their prices in the face of depressed demand.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
Manufacturing grows for 13th straight month

Manufacturing grows for 13th straight month

NEW YORK | U.S. manufacturing expanded in August for the 13th straight month, lifting hopes that economic growth won't stall.

September 01, 2010 11:21 am

New-home sales sink to lowest level on record

LOS ANGELES | Sales of new homes unexpectedly sank 12.4 percent in July to the lowest point since the government began keeping records in 1963. It underscored continued weakness in the housing market, which tanked after the expiration this spring of a tax break for home buyers who were alrea…

August 27, 2010 12:00 am

Housing construction rises 1.7 percent in July

WASHINGTON | New home construction edged up slightly in July but applications for building permits tumbled to the lowest point in 14 months, a sign of continued stress in housing.

August 22, 2010 12:00 am

Renters can do plenty to make their homes more eco-friendly

LOS ANGELES | So you're a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won't splurge on solar panels.

August 22, 2010 12:00 am
Recovery mixed on earnings, housing

Recovery mixed on earnings, housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of strong earnings reports renewed Wall Street's optimism in the economic recovery, even as new data Thursday showed homes sales sinking and claims for unemployment benefits rising.

July 22, 2010 12:21 pm

Payrolls drop by 125K, jobless rate falls

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wave of census layoffs cut the nation's payrolls in June for the first time in six months, while private employers added a modest number of jobs. The unemployment rate dipped to 9.5 percent, its lowest level in almost a year.

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