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HUD Issues Proposed Rule to Protect Housing Harassment Victims

HUD announced Wednesday that it is issuing a proposed rule to protect consumers being harassed in housing. The newly proposed rule would formalize standards to bring about claims under the Fair Housing Act. The rule, also known as "Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment Harassment and Liability for Discriminatory Housing Practices under the Fair Housing Act,” was published in the Federal Register today for public comment.

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Construction Spending Dips Slightly in January

Privately funded construction dropped 0.5 percent from a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $697.6 billion in January from $700.9 billion in December. The monthly total, however, was 0.5 percent above the estimated $694.1 billion of construction put in place in January 2014.

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