Construction sector performance

FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, an "Under Contract" sign is displayed in front of home for sale in Raymond, N.H. The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rebounded a record 44.3% in May after a record-breaking decline the previous month, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic sidelined both buyers and sellers. The National Association of Realtors said Monday, June 29, 2020, that its index of pending sales rose to 99.6 in May, the highest month-over-month gain in the index since its inception in January 2001.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 29, 2020 - 10:53 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rebounded a record 44.3% in May after a record-breaking decline the previous month, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic sidelined both buyers and sellers. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo March 13, 2020. Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, tracking a late rally on Wall Street led by technology shares. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 22, 2020 - 11:44 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday, recovering from some early losses as regional markets tracked a late rally on Wall Street led by technology shares. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 0.8% to 22,621.84. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 0.9% to 24,728.76 and South Korea's...
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Model homes and for sale signs line the streets as construction continues at a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. U.S. home sales jumped in February to their highest level in 13 years, a trend that will almost certainly be reversed as the viral outbreak keeps more people at home. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
June 22, 2020 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Existing home sales in the U.S. plunged 9.7% in May. It was the third straight monthly decline and further evidence of the harm the virus pandemic has done to the housing market. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that the monthly decline pushed sales down to a...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2020 file photo, roofers work on removing and placing new shingles in Warren, Mich. U.S. home-building activity collapsed in March as the coronavirus spread, with housing starts tumbling 22.3% from a month ago. The Commerce Department said Thursday, April 16, that ground breakings occurred last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million units, down from a 1.56 million pace in February. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
June 17, 2020 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — US home construction rebounded 4.3% in May after steep declines caused by shutdowns due to the coronavirus. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that new homes were started at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 974,000 last month after steep declines in April and March...
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In this March 18, 2020 photo, Construction continues at a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa., The housing market has stalled, but homebuilder stocks are up sharply amid signs that sales are starting to improve. Still, the outlook for a housing market recovery remains cloudy, given uncertainty over the pandemic's impact. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
May 21, 2020 - 2:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. economy and housing market had set homebuilders up for a strong 2020. That was before the efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic knocked the economy into a skid, dimmed consumer confidence and left a record number of Americans unemployed. The housing...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, workers erect a building under construction in Philadelphia. U.S. construction spending edged up 0.9% in March 2020 as building activity escaped the early impacts of the coronavirus shutdowns. The Commerce Department said that the increase followed a 2.5% drop in spending in February.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 01, 2020 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending edged up 0.9% in March as building activity escaped the early impacts of the coronavirus shutdowns. The Commerce Department said that the increase followed a 2.5% drop in spending in February. Economists had been forecasting another decline in March as...
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FILE - This Aug. 15, 2005, file photo, shows a housing development with the Las Vegas Strip in the background. Las Vegas-area home prices hit a record high in March, ahead of the economic shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas Realtors reported Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the median sales price of previously owned single-family homes climbed to $319,000, topping the previous record $316,000 set in February and up 6.3% from March 2019. Home sales were up 5.2% during the month, and up 11.7% for condominiums and townhouses. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)
April 28, 2020 - 9:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home prices were rising at a steady pace in February, before the viral outbreak shuttered much of the economy and caused a sharp decline in home sales. March sales of new and existing homes then plummeted as much of the U.S. population sheltered in place. The S&P CoreLogic...
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The American flag flutters in the wind as work is done on the roof of a building under construction in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, March 31, 2020. While most Californian's have spent more than a week under a mandatory stay-at-home order, because of the coronavirus, construction work is among the jobs exempt as part of the "essential infrastructure." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 01, 2020 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 1.3% in February with housing and nonresidential construction both showing weakness even before the coronavirus struck with force in the United States. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the February decline followed a 2.8% rise...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo a for sale sign, left, rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Norwood, Mass. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in January. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 19, 2020 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes edged back slightly in January after a December surge that had pushed home construction to the highest level in 13 years. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that builders started construction on 1.57 million homes at a seasonally adjusted annual...
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February 03, 2020 - 10:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects edged down a slight 0.2% in December, closing out a year when total construction registered its first annual decline in eight years. The Commerce Department said Monday that the decline was the first monthly drop since a 0.9% fall in June...
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