WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction fell for a third month in February, but in a hopeful sign, applications for building permits rose to their highest level in four months. Builders started work on 907,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual ...Read More »
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WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending rose in November at the strongest pace in more than four years, driven by solid gains in home construction and commercial projects. The Commerce Department said construction spending increased 1 percent in November to a ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration is moving to privatize parts of the public agency that woos companies and jobs to North Carolina, hoping to make business recruitment more agile and effective. The revamp would motivate business recruiters in the same way ...
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WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages crept higher this week but remained low by historical standards. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan increased to 4.48 percent from 4.47 percent last week. ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously believed. Much of the upward revision came from stronger consumer spending. The ...
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