Construction sector performance

Specialist Brian Fairbrother, left, and trader Tommy Kalikas work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. U.S. stock indexes were little changed in early trading Tuesday, a day after the market closed at record highs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 16, 2017 - 12:31 pm
The major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in midday trading Tuesday a day after the market closed at record highs. Investors were sizing up the latest crop of company earnings and new data on home construction and industrial production. Health care and real estate...
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May 01, 2017 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders trimmed construction spending slightly in March, one month after building activity hit an all-time high. The Commerce Department says construction spending slipped 0.2 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted $1.218 trillion. In February, it rose 1.8 percent to a...
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April 18, 2017 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in March, but the pace of construction so far this year remains stronger than in 2016. Housing starts fell 6.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The setback came...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, photo, a construction worker works on a high-rise condominium project on Biscayne Boulevard, in downtown Miami. On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in February. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
April 03, 2017 - 10:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools. Construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February to the highest level since April 2006, after two months of declines, the...
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March 28, 2017 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½ years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday , increased 5.7...
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March 23, 2017 - 12:08 pm
BRITAIN-ATTACK UPDATE: Police identify attacker LONDON (AP) — British police have identified the person responsible for the terror attack near Parliament as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. The police say in a statement Thursday that Masood was born in southeastern England and was most recently living in...
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March 23, 2017 - 11:22 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL Trump urges support for health care legislation WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is urging people to call their lawmakers to express support for the Republican legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." Trump posted a video on Twitter Thursday asking people to...
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