NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- An optimistic batch of data released over the past few days has left some investors wondering if, after years of floundering, housing is at last showing some signs of a comeback.Despite lingering concerns about a global economic slowdown, homebuilders appear to be getting work. Wednesday's report managed to come in at an annualized rate of 658,000 housing starts. Though not a stellar number on its own, it marked a 15% increase from what analysts had been expected.
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