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Home-building rebound in 2011 a small matter

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Home building is set for a rebound in 2011, with single-family housing starts projected to climb 21% to 575,000 units, the chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders said Wednesday. But the increase comes after a crash that has cut single-family construction 80% from its peak, meaning the gain won’t have much economic impact.

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