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Consumer confidence falls; new home sales up

Dip in confidence likely related to last month's failed attempt by Republicans in the House of Representatives to pass legislation to repeal Affordable Care Act

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Homebuilding in the United States slowed in July, in large part due to a drop in construction of apartment buildings, the government reported Wednesday.

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US consumer confidence fell from a more than 16-year high in April, but a surge in new home sales to an eight-month high last month suggested underlying strength in the economy despite an apparent sharp slowdown in growth in the first quarter.

The economy's healthy

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