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US recovery spells housing boost

Construction firm in Illinois seeing the benefits as American families once again begin dreaming of building new home.
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2013 20:44

For years, millions of people in the US have watched their homes been taken away from them. And many dreaming of building a new house have had to abandon their empty lots.

However, now the economy is slowly recovering and, as Diane Eastabrook reports, construction businesses such as one in Itasca, Illinois, have seen the benefits.

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Al Jazeera
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