NEW YORK -- An 11% jump in new-home sales in June sent homebuilders' shares surging Monday at midday.Market watchers are poised for the beginning of a recovery in the protracted housing slump that helped drag the country into the longest recession of the postwar era, now nearing 20 months. Monday's report follows a string of positive signals on home construction, housing starts and homebuilders' sentiment from earlier this month.
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