News in Brief: New-home construction plunges in February
Builders broke ground last month on the fewest homes in nearly two years and cut their requests for permits to start new projects to a five-decade low.
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Apps and smartphones replace ringtones as measures of inflation
The Office of National Statistics has added smartphones and their apps to the updated basket of goods and services it uses to calculate UK inflation rates.
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‘Effectively out of control’: 4 words that shook markets
EU energy chief sends stocks down sharply
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