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Housing Upswing to Cushion U.S. Economy From Sluggish Investment

  • Order books expand at builders such as Lennar and KBHome
  • Increased permit activity suggests sustained home construction
Aerial Views Of Silicon Valley Housing And Tech Campuses
Photographer: Sam Hall/Bloomberg

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A rejuvenated U.S. housing market will help keep the economy chugging along despite the threat posed by a derailment in corporate spending.