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Housing Starts Rose 6.2% YOY in June

Housing Starts Rose 6.2% YOY in June

Washington, DC, July 17, 2019—Privately-owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,253,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 0.9% below the revised May estimate of 1,265,000, but is 6.2% above the June 2018 rate of 1,180,000.

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Dominique Jakob & Brendan MacFarlane to Speak at Cersaie

Sassuolo, IT, July 17, 2019—Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane from the architecture firm Jakob+MacFarlane will be amongst the guests of the “building, dwelling, thinking” cultural program of Cersaie 2019 (which takes place in Bologna, Italy, September 23 to 27) with a conference to be held in the Architecture Gallery.

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Builder Confidence Inched Up to 65 in July

Washington, DC, July 16, 2019-Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 65 in July, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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Retail Sales Rose 3.4% YOY in June

Washington, DC, July 16, 2019—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June 2019 were $519.9 billion, an increase of 0.4% from the previous month, and 3.4% above June 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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