U.S. Housing Starts End 2018 on Soft Note

U.S. Housing Starts End 2018 on Soft Note

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images U.S. housing starts tumbled in December, capping a weak year for construction of new single-family homes due to factors such as rising construction material and labor costs. Housing starts dropped 11.2% in December from the...
U.S. New-Home Sales Surged in November

U.S. New-Home Sales Surged in November

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images WASHINGTON—Sales of newly built homes soared in November. New-home sales rose 16.9% from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 657,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal...

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