New home sales exceed expectations

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — New home sales exceeded forecasts in the latest government readings Friday, another sign of a long-awaited recovery in the battered housing market.

The Census Bureau reported that the pace of new home sales hit a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 321,000 in January, up from the previous reading for December and better than economists’ forecasts. Census also revised the December figure higher to a rate of 324,000.  Read more

Categories: Economics, United States

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