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Home construction leaps 10.5 percent in August thanks to condos, apartments

By ?ALAN ZIBEL AP Real Estate Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Home construction increased last month and applications for building permits also grew. But the gains were driven mainly by apartment and condominium construction, not the much larger single-family homes sector. ...

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EPA backs off federal storm water runoff rule (UPDATE) (access required)

By Marie Rohde The Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing from its storm water management rule a requirement builders say would have added $10 billion a year to construction costs in the U.S. “This is a significant victory,” said Patrick Stevens, ...

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Housing construction rises 1.7 percent in July; building permits fall

By ?MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A weak housing market received a tiny boost from apartment construction last month. But the overall outlook remained dim as applications for building permits fell to the lowest level in 14 ...

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