Construction sector performance

FILE- In this May 25, 2018, file photo shows a sold sign stands in front of a home under construction in Hampton Township, Pa. Sales of new U.S. homes soared in November, defying higher mortgage rates, but they're still below year-ago levels. The Commerce Department said Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, that new home sales jumped 16.9 percent in November from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 657,000. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
January 31, 2019 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes soared in November, defying higher mortgage rates. But they're still below year-ago levels. The Commerce Department said Thursday that new home sales jumped 16.9 percent in November from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 657,000...
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FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo an Ironworker helps to construct a building in Philadelphia. On Monday, Dec. 3, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in October. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 03, 2018 - 10:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projections fell 0.1% in October, the third consecutive monthly decline, as weakness in home building and non-residential construction offset a rebound in government projects. The Commerce Department says the October decline matched a similar 0.1%...
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FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo advertising signs point out completed new homes, homes under construction as well as lots for new homes in Glen Allen, Va. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in October. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 28, 2018 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 8.9 percent in October, as the number of newly built, unsold homes sitting on the market climbed to its highest level since 2009. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 last month...
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November 27, 2018 - 9:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices increased more slowly in September from a year ago as higher mortgage rates weighed on sales. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, rose 5.1 percent from a year earlier. That's down from a 5.5 percent yearly gain in the...
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FILE- In this July 23, 2018, file photo a construction worker puts down roofing paper on a new home as he works outside in Houston. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in October. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 20, 2018 - 9:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling sign, ground breakings for single-family houses fell. The Commerce Department said Tuesday housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million, up from 1.21 million in...
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FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2018, file photo workers labor on scaffolding below the Route 495 viaduct ahead of a project to remodel the bridge which feeds into the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen, N.J. On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in September. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 01, 2018 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects was essentially unchanged in September, the weakest showing since June, as an increase in home construction was offset by a slide in spending on government projects. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the flat reading for September...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 17, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After an early slide, U.S. stocks clawed back much of the ground they lost and ended slightly lower Wednesday. Banks climbed but retailers, homebuilders and smaller companies fell. Stocks slumped in morning trading as homebuilders and retailers took sharp losses after the Commerce...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo, a for sale sign is seen in front of a home for sale in Waukee, Iowa. On Thursday, Sept. 26, The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in August. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 3.5 percent in August, snapping a two-month decline as buying surged in the pricey Northeast and West housing markets. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 last month...
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In this June 27, 2018, photo, a sold sign stands in front of a home under construction in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Thursday, Aug. 23, The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 23, 2018 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 1.7 percent in July, the second straight monthly decline as the broader housing market appears to have lost some of its momentum despite an otherwise solid economy. The Commerce Department says newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual...
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FILE- This May 4, 2018, file photo shows a house under construction in Roseville, Calif. On Thursday, Aug. 16, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in July. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 16, 2018 - 9:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders. The Commerce Department said Thursday that housing starts last month rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million, not nearly enough to...
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