U.S. Stock Futures Extend Gains on Housing Starts, Jobless Data

U.S. Stock Futures Extend Gains on Housing Starts, Jobless Data

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Housing starts climbed 12.1 percent last month to a 954,000 annual rate, exceeding all forecasts in a Bloomberg survey of economists and the most since June 2008, the Commerce Department reported today in Washington.