Construction sector performance

FILE - In this March 21, 2014 file photo, roofers install a roof on a new construction home in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Spending on U.S. construction projects was unchanged in April as another decline in home construction was offset by a big gain in government spending on projects like highways and hospitals. The Commerce Department said Monday, June 3, 2019, that the flat reading followed a small increase of 0.1% in March, which was revised higher from an initial estimate that showed a sharp decline. Construction spending rose 1% in February. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
June 03, 2019 - 11:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects was unchanged in April as another decline in home construction was offset by a big gain in government spending on projects like highways and hospitals. The Commerce Department said Monday that the flat reading followed a small increase of 0.1...
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June 03, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects was unchanged in April as another decline in home construction was offset by a big gain in government spending on projects like highways and hospitals. The Commerce Department says the flat reading followed a small increase of 0.1% in March,...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo trader Fred DeMarco works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 16, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Stocks marched higher on Wall Street for the third straight day Thursday, erasing the big plunge they took at the start of the week on worries about the worsening trade fight between China and the U.S. Technology stocks, health care companies and banks accounted for much of the market's broad gains...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo trader Fred DeMarco works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 16, 2019 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks marched higher for the third day in a row Thursday, erasing the big plunge they took on Monday on worries about the worsening trade fight between China and the U.S. Banks reversed course and helped lead the broad gains. Banks were benefiting from higher bond yields, which...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo trader Fred DeMarco works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 16, 2019 - 12:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks marched higher for the third day in a row Thursday, erasing the big plunge they took on Monday on worries about the worsening trade fight between China and the U.S. Banks reversed course and helped lead the broad gains. Banks were benefiting from higher bond yields, which...
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May 15, 2019 - 2:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — Official figures show that the German economy returned to growth in the first quarter of 2019 on the back of solid consumer spending and a construction boom in Europe's largest economy. The Federal Statistical Office reported Wednesday that the country's economy grew by 0.4% in the...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2019, file photo a worker walks along the a structure being built for the NFL Draft in Nashville, Tenn. On Wednesday, May 1, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in March. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
May 01, 2019 - 10:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending dropped in March or the first time in four months, and spending on U.S. home construction fell to the lowest level in more than two years. The Commerce Department says construction spending — including housing, nonresidential and government building...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo a sign is posted near a newly constructed home in Natick, Mass. On Tuesday, April 23, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in March. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 23, 2019 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump. The Commerce Department says that new homes sold at a seasonally...
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In this Jan. 23, 2019, photo, construction workers build new housing in Salisbury, Mass. On Friday, April 19, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in March. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 19, 2019 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction slipped 0.3% in March, as housing starts are running below last year's pace in a sign that inventory could be a challenge for would-be buyers. The Commerce Department says that housing starts last month were a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million...
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FILE- In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo a newly constructed homes sit near a sign in Natick, Mass. On Friday, March 29, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in February. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 29, 2019 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 4.9 percent in February, an indication that falling mortgage rates have given a boost to demand from buyers. The Commerce Department said Friday that new homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 in February, an increase from an...
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