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Construction Spending Rose 0.7% in October

The measure was boosted by the second straight monthly rise in private construction spending. Single-family homes posted their biggest gain in six months Still, it's way too soon to declare an end to the private building slump.

Where Real Estate Is Rocking Again: REIT ETFs

Amid all the whining about residential and commercial real estate markets, exchange-traded funds comprising real estate investment trusts have quietly been kicking butt. They're up 22% year-to-date through Sept. 21, compared to 3.71% for the the S&P 500 stock index.