The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau said this morning that permits for residential construction were issued at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 925,000 units in January.  This was an increase of 35.2 percent over the rate in January 2012 and was 1.8 percent higher than the December rate of 909,000 which was revised upward in the report from 903,000 Single family building permits were

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