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U.S. sees new-home sales soar to ’08 level

15.6% rise biggest in nearly 20 years

Posted: February 27, 2013 at 4:24 a.m.

Purchases of new U.S. homes jumped in January to the highest level since July 2008, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

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