20.03.2013 - U.S. home building jumps to 5-year high as building permits climb
New U.S. home construction rose in February and building permits climbed to the highest level in almost five years, adding to signs of progress in the housing market thatís helping boost the economy. Builders broke ground on 917,000 homes at an annual rate, up 0.8% from a revised 910,000 pace in January that was higher than initially estimated, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday in Washington. Building permits, a proxy for future construction, advanced 4.6% to 946,000, the strongest since June 2008...............................................Full Article: Source
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