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US building permits jump 9.2% in January

By BFN News | 01:34 PM | Wednesday 19 February, 2020

US privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in January rose 9.2% to around 1.55m, according to the Census Bureau. The increased beat market expectations for a more modest rise to 1.45m, from 1.42m in December. Housing starts fell 3.6% to 1.57m, though the fall was shallower than market expectations for a drop to 1.40m. Story provided by

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