Construction sector performance

In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its August index of builder sentiment, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 15, 2017 - 1:40 pm
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting a pickup in demand and positive expectations about further growth the rest of this year. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Tuesday rose to 68 this month. That's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, store greeter Danny Olivar, right, lends a hand to a customer, who declined to be identified, to heft an air conditioning unit from a rapidly declining stock at a Home Depot store ahead of an expected heat wave in Seattle. The Home Depot Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 15, 2017 - 6:50 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Americans are plowing money into their homes at an astonishing rate, new, used and even those not yet built, creating for Home Depot a frenzy of loyal customers. The world's biggest home improvement retailer rang up its highest quarterly sales, and richest earnings in the company's...
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This Thursday, June 8, 2017, photo shows a new home under construction, in Miami Springs, Fla. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in June. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
July 26, 2017 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes perked up slightly in June, a sign that more would-be buyers are seeking newly built properties. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new-home sales edged up 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000. Sales have registered a healthy...
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This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo shows new town homes under construction in Woodstock, Ga. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for May is released, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 25, 2017 - 9:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices reached a new high in May for the sixth straight month, raising fears of another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic national home price index, released Tuesday, increased 5.6 percent in May, the latest...
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In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa. On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in June. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
July 19, 2017 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest. Housing starts climbed 8.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The gain ended three...
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In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa. On Friday, June 16, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in May. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
June 16, 2017 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed down the pace of construction for the third straight month in May, a possible sign that the shortage of houses for sale might worsen. The Commerce Department said Friday that housing starts fell 5.5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09...
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June 16, 2017 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed down the pace of construction for the third straight month in May, a possible sign that the shortage of houses for sale might worsen. The Commerce Department says housing starts fell 5.5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units...
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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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