New US home starts surge in June

"The construction of new homes in the US rose 3.6% between May and June to the highest level in seven months, official figures have shown.

This is the second month in a row that housing starts have risen following a post-war low in April."
There is an implication these numbers may be soft, so the industry should not get too excited over them, but still a good sign.

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