U.S. Housing Starts Fell 4.0% in July

U.S. Housing Starts Fell 4.0% in July

Aaron McCoy/Getty Images WASHINGTON—Home building in the U.S. fell for a third straight month, showing that rising labor and material costs continue to dent the pace of home construction. Housing starts, a measure of new-home construction, fell 4% in July from the...
U.S. Housing Starts Declined 0.9% in June

U.S. Housing Starts Declined 0.9% in June

Ashley Cooper/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images Home building in the U.S. declined in June, a fresh sign of weakness in the housing market. Housing starts, a measure of new-home construction, fell 0.9% in June from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted...

Home Building in the U.S. Rose in April

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON—A gauge of home building across the U.S. increased in April, driven by an uptick in single-family construction across much of the country. So-called housing starts rose 5.7% in April from the prior month to a...
Housing Starts Lurch to a Near 2-Year Low

Housing Starts Lurch to a Near 2-Year Low

sculpies/iStock The numbers: Housing starts were at a 1.14 million seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, the Commerce Department said Friday, 0.3% lower compared to February. It missed the MarketWatch consensus of a 1.225 million seasonally adjusted annual rate...
U.S. Housing Starts Fall in February

U.S. Housing Starts Fall in February

George Frey/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON—A gauge of home building across the U.S. declined in February, driven by a drop in single-family home construction. So-called housing starts fell 8.7% in February from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted annual...
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