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In this photo taken July 15, 2011, carpenters work to enclose a roof on a home being built in Sprinfield, Ill.
In this photo taken July 15, 2011, carpenters work to enclose a roof on a home being built in Sprinfield, Ill.
(Seth Perlman/AP)

SCOTT BARLOW

U.S. home builder stocks looking precarious

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U.S. home builder stocks fell almost two per cent Wednesday and the sector’s long-term relationship with interest rates suggests investors in the sector have plenty of reason for worry.