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Manufacturing Stats Send Dow Down 187

Manufacturing, housing demand reports disappoint

(Newser) - Stocks fell today as a sharp monthly decline in the New York Fed’s manufacturing index hammered the materials, industrial, and energy sectors, the Wall Street Journal reports. Alcoa fell 6.3%, with Caterpillar, John Deere, and GE also down. In housing, the National Association of Home Builders’ index of... More »

Home Builders Want Federal Bailout, Too

But critics warn adding to housing supply will only make things worse

(Newser) - Home builders, undeterred by the automakers’ troubles in securing federal aid, are campaigning for a $250 billion stimulus of their own, the Wall Street Journal reports. Saying that the economy can't recover until home prices stop tanking, the builders propose a plan, called “Fix Housing First,” where the... More »

Construction Theft Is Building Concern

$5B in annual losses drive home prices up by as much as 10%

(Newser) - Increasing theft of building materials from construction sites, especially residential projects, is driving up the cost of homes to consumers as much as 10%, the New York Times reports. Experts say as much as $5 billion a year is being lost to thieves looking to profit from skyrocketing prices for... More »

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