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US building permits surge in August to 1.42m

By BFN News | 01:42 PM | Wednesday 18 September, 2019

US privately‐owned housing units authorised by building permits in August rose 7.7% to an annual rate of 1.42m, according to the Census Bureau. The reading was above market expectations of 1.31m and July's reading of 1.32m. Housing starts jumped 12% to 1.36m, ahead of market expectations of 1.25m. Story provided by

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