Just How Shaky Is Housing?

Economists have been watching for a collapse, but it isn't here yet -- and the sector may even see a short-term uptick

Recent concerns about the housing sector -- including a Feb. 14 warning from homebuilder KB Home (KBH) that cancellations rose and fresh orders for homes sank in early 2006 -- have put more of a focus on incoming data for the sector. That's why Wall Street will be paying close attention to the January housing-starts report, scheduled for release Feb. 16.

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