• US home building tumbles in April

    7 days ago - By CNBC

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on housing starts.
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  • How Much Contestants on ‘Survivor' and Other Reality Shows Earn

    7 days ago - By Fortune

    Survivor is a ratings thoroughbred for CBS , having been a reliable ratings grabber for 18 years. And while it's well known that the winner takes home a $1 million check, it has been less clear what other players make, if anything.
    Now, a former contestant is giving out a few numbers about the reality show and they're bigger than you might imagine.
    Jon Dalton is better known to Survivor fans as Jonny Fairplay, who notoriously fooled viewers and his fellow contestants into thinking his grandmother had died during the show's “visit from loved ones” episode. In a conversation with TMZ , he...
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  • Housing Starts decreased to 1.287 Million Annual Rate in April

    Housing Starts decreased to 1.287 Million Annual Rate in April

    7 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and Completions
    Housing Starts:
    Privately-owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,287,000. This is 3.7 percent below the revised March estimate of 1,336,000, but is 10.5 percent above the April 2017 rate of 1,165,000. Single-family housing starts in April were at a rate of 894,000; this is 0.1 percent above the revised March figure of 893,000. The April rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 374,000.
    Building Permits:
    Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in April were at a...
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  • US home building slides 3.7 percent in April

    7 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - U.S. builders broke ground on fewer apartment buildings last month, pushing overall home construction down 3.7 percent from March.
    The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million in April, lowest since December. Apartment construction tumbled 12.6 percent to 374,000. Construction of single-family homes blipped up 0.1 percent to 894,000.
    Still, housing starts are up 10.5 percent from April 2017 on a 7.2 percent increase in single-family homes, and a 19.1 percent surge in apartments.
    Home construction has grown...
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  • US housing starts total 1.287 million in April, vs 1.310 million starts expected

    7 days ago - By CNBC

    U.S. housing starts were expected to total 1.31 million in April, nearly in line with the previous month's total.
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