Yan Zhang, USA Today Published 11:54 a.m. ET May 16, 2019


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U.S. home construction picked up momentum in April, ending a two-month downturn.

Housing starts rose 5.7% in April to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 1.235 million, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

The increase was broad-based, driven by construction of both new single-family and multi-family housing. Single-family housing starts rose by 6.2% from the prior month to 854,000, while the multi-family segment posted a gain of 2.3% to 359,000. Starts were particularly strong in the Northeast and the Midwest.

Building permits, a sign

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