U.S. housing starts fall in June for the second straight month


The numbers: Construction started on new U.S. homes fell a seasonally adjusted 2% in June to 1.56 million, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The annual rate of total housing starts fell 6.3% from the previous year.

Construction on homes is at the lowest level since last September.

Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal expected…

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