Economy builds momentum without housing boost

Monday, May 19, 2014

From MarketWatch: The case for faster U.S. growth in the second half of 2014 largely depends on a broad improvement in the economy, but the housing market remains in danger of falling behind. Many economists believe home sales and construction will rebound after a recent lull. Housing starts jumped 13.2% in April, for example, and Wall Street predicts that sales of new and previously owned homes will also spring back in April.