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Homebuilding soars 13.7% in October

By JOSH BOAK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published November 18, 2017 at 1:55 a.m.

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Workers install a roof on a home going up earlier this year in Jackson Township, Pa. The rise in home construction in October was the biggest in a year.

WASHINGTON -- Construction of new homes climbed 13.7 percent in October, the biggest jump in a year as builders broke ground on more apartments and single-family houses. A pickup in permit applications for single-family homes indicates building will remain firm in coming months.

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