Construction sector performance

In this June 19, 2019, photo Larry McGee balances along a roof edge as he carries roof over ridge vent that he and others will be laying down on a new house in a Brandon, Miss., neighborhood. On Wednesday, July 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in June. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 17, 2019 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction slipped last month as an uptick in the building of single-family homes was offset by a big drop in apartment construction. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that construction was started at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million in June, down...
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In this June 13, 2019, photo a house on the market has a "sold pending" sign fixed on the realtor's sign in northeast Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, June 27, the National Association of Realtors releases its May report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 27, 2019 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May compared with the prior month, a sign buyers may be ready take advantage of low interest rates and stabilizing home prices. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index rose 1.1% to a reading...
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June 03, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects was unchanged in April as another decline in home construction was offset by a big gain in government spending on projects like highways and hospitals. The Commerce Department says the flat reading followed a small increase of 0.1% in March,...
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FILE- In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo a newly constructed homes sit near a sign in Natick, Mass. On Thursday, May 23, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in April. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 23, 2019 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes sank 6.9% in April, driven by a decline in the sale of homes worth less than $300,000 that are generally bought by middle class and first-time buyers. The Commerce Department said Thursday that new homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000...
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In this Jan. 4, 2019, photo work continues on a plan of new homes in Franklin Park, Pa. On Wednesday, March 13, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in January. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 13, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects in January posted the biggest gain in nine months, as strength in nonresidential construction and government projects offset continued weakness in home construction. The Commerce Department says that construction spending rose 1.3 percent in...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, March 5, 2019, file photo specialist Matthew Grenier works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, March 8. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 08, 2019 - 4:56 pm
Another wave of selling on Wall Street Friday left the S&P 500 with its worst weekly showing since January and its eighth loss in the last nine days. The sell-off, which lost some strength toward the end of the day, followed a surprisingly weak jobs report and more signs that the global economy...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 photo a newly constructed homes sit near a sign, in Natick, Mass. On Friday, March 8, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in January.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 08, 2019 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts jumped 18.6 percent in January, as builders ramped up construction of single-family houses to the fastest pace in eight months. The Commerce Department said Friday that January ground breakings occurred at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million. Home...
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March 04, 2019 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending edged down 0.6 percent in December with declines in residential construction and government projects. Even with the December setback, construction spending for all of 2018 reached record levels, though it was the smallest increase seven years. The...
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FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo workers stock the shelves at a Home Depot store in Passaic, N.J. Home Depot Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
February 26, 2019 - 5:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Strains in the nation's housing sector, coupled with nasty weather across the U.S., took their toll on Home Depot's sales in the last few months of 2018. And more disconcerting news about the state of the U.S. housing market could make for a challenging 2019 for the home-improvement...
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FILE- In this Dec. 27, 2018, file photo trader Michael Urkonis works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 31, 2019 - 5:01 pm
Wall Street got its mojo back in January after finishing 2018 with its worst December since 1931. Stocks finished higher Thursday, closing out the month with the best gain for the S&P 500 index since October 2015. A series of strong corporate earnings helped power the monthlong rally, which...
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