U.S. housing starts rose 2.3 percent in August

U.S. housing starts rose 2.3 percent in August

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER The Associated Press
Published Sep 19, 2012 09:52AM MDT
Washington • U.S. builders started work on more homes in August, driven by the fastest pace of single-family home construction in more than two years. The increase points to steady progress in the housing recovery. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that construction of homes and apartments rose 2.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 750,000 last month. That’s up from 733,000 in July, which was revised lower from last month’s initial estimate. Single-family housing starts rose 5...
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