US home building up in March after frigid winter

US home construction rises in March after bitter winter, led by gain in single-family homes.

US home sales plunged 5.1 percent in January

...end of 2013 and further reacceleration is unlikely near term," Annalisa Piazza of Newedge Strategy said in a note.Home building dipped 16 percent in January from December, the Commerce Department said. Signed contracts to buy homes plunged in...

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Home-building pace highest in 5 yearsWASHINGTON - U.S. builders broke ground on homes at the fastest pace in more than five years, strong...

US builders began work on more homes in July

...the market ? and sought fewer permits to build them.Friday's report from the Commerce Department suggests that home building is maintaining its recovery but might be starting to be restrained by higher mortgage rates.Builders began work...

Automakers report double-digit US sales increases in April

...trade-in value for their old cars. Lease deals are good. Gas prices have fallen since February.In addition, home-building is on the rise, up 7 percent from February to March. That means better sales of big pickup trucks as companies and...

Georgia is leading the way toward a sustainable energy future

...will hinge on decisions we make over the next few years. To that end, energy is not just how we light and cool our homes. Building the energy portfolio for future decades creates high-paying jobs, maintains U.S. competitiveness overseas and...

Solid job gains in April ease fears about economy

...landscaping and other services.One company that's benefited is SolarCity, based in San Mateo, Calif. Rising home building has helped increase demand for the solar-power systems the company installs in homes and businesses.CEO Lyndon...

Sales contracts to buy US homes reach a 2-year high

...group cautioned that sales could slow if more people don't list their homes.The limited inventory should spur more home building, the Realtors group said. If housing starts don't increase, the limited supply could drive up prices.In May...

Auto sales step on the gas, easing worries about industry slowdown in US

...3.43 per gallon at the end of June, down 41 cents from the end of March.Pickup truck sales also improved as home building perked up. Chrysler's Ram pickup sales rose 12 percent and sales of the Ford F-Series - which has long been the...

US economy adds 80,000 jobs in another weak month

...pay off the debt they ran up in the mid-2000s.- Housing has been a dead weight on the economy for six years. Home-building usually powers economic recoveries, but construction spending is barely half what economists consider healthy...