Shares of retailers and other consumer-services companies declined after weak home-sales data.
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Purchases of new, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000 in April, down 11.4% from March, the Commerce Department said. Most Americans buy used rather than new homes, but the data were interpreted as a sign rising prices are destroying demand for higher-end homes.
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May 23, 2017 17:22 ET (21:22 GMT)