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New home construction at highest level since 2008

US home construction is making a comeback that could invigorate the economy’s still-weak recovery.

Builders last month started construction on single-family houses and apartments at the fastest rate in more than four years, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. And they laid plans to build homes at an even faster pace in coming months — a signal of their confidence that the housing rebound will last.

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