US Housing Starts Rise

U.S. builders started construction on more homes in August than the previous month. But a survey of the leaders of major companies across the nation shows they are a little less optimistic now than they were earlier this year.

Wednesday’s report from the Commerce Department shows that while housing starts rose nine-10ths of one percent in August, that is less than some economists had predicted.

The Business Roundtable’s survey of chief executive officers shows 71 percent of them …

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