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Housing Starts Tuesday, Dec. 17, 8:30 A.M.

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HOUSING STARTS Tuesday, Dec. 17, 8:30 a.m.

Construction on new housing probably stood at an annual rate of 1.07 million in November. Starts were a bit higher in October, at a 1.1 million pace. In November, bad weather hampered homebuilding in the Midwest, but the weakness in sales elsewhere in the U. S. indicates demand for new homes remains soft.JAMES C. COOPER AND KATHLEEN MADIGAN

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