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US home building climbs 12.3% in August to 12-year high

Sep. 18, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of U.S. home construction jumped 12.3% last month to a 12-year high on a surge in apartment building. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.36 million, the most since June 2007 and up from a revised 1.22...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 12, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

Rebuilding work continues, 18 years after 9/11

Sep. 11, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Over 18 years, the rubble left by the destruction of the World Trade Center has given way to a gleaming new complex of office towers, a museum, a transit hub and a memorial that draws millions of visitors each year. But though it no longer looks like a construction site, the rebuilding of...

The Latest: Widespread blackouts as Dorian continues march

Sep. 8, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The Latest on Dorian (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Dorian is continuing to weaken as it moves toward Canada's Newfoundland island, but forecasters caution that it still remains "powerful." The post-tropical cyclone has top sustained winds of 80 mph (129 kph) and is moving...

Military base cuts affect schools, target ranges, more

Sep. 5, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 billion to President Donald Trump's long-promised barrier. Projects in 23...

Dubai to curb pace of construction projects as prices fall

Sep. 2, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's ruler issued a directive on Monday that would curb the pace of new real estate construction projects as property prices fall and the sheer scale of developments threatens to outstrip demand. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered the creation of a committee...

US new home sales slid 12.8% in July

Aug. 23, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell a steep 12.8% in July, but the drop came after revisions to June sales showed the sales highest growth in 12 years. The Commerce Department said Friday that new homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 635,000 units. That's down from a sharply...

US home building fell 4% in July, slowing housing market

Aug. 16, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of U.S. home construction fell a sharp 4% in July despite strong demand from would-be buyers, held back by a shortage of skilled labor and affordable land. The Commerce Department said Friday that housing starts slipped last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19...

US home building fell 4% in July, slowing housing market

Aug. 16, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of U.S. home construction fell a sharp 4% in July despite strong demand from would-be buyers, held back by a shortage of skilled labor and affordable land. The Commerce Department said Friday that housing starts slipped last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19...