Builders broke ground on homes last month at the fastest pace in more than seven years. In part, the surge in housing starts in April reflected a rebound from a dismal winter that shut down construction sites and hampered growth across the economy. In this March 31, construction on a new apartment complex continues on Pittsburgh's Southside.
Builders broke ground on homes last month at the fastest pace in more than seven years. In part, the surge in housing starts in April reflected a rebound from a dismal winter that shut down construction sites and hampered growth across the economy. In this March 31, construction on a new apartment complex continues on Pittsburgh's Southside. Gene J. Puskar AP
Builders broke ground on homes last month at the fastest pace in more than seven years. In part, the surge in housing starts in April reflected a rebound from a dismal winter that shut down construction sites and hampered growth across the economy. In this March 31, construction on a new apartment complex continues on Pittsburgh's Southside. Gene J. Puskar AP

Surge in home construction is lifting hopes for US economy

May 19, 2015 04:13 PM