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US July Bldg Permits Revised Up To -3.5% To 1.230 Mln Unit Rate>

--July Permits Originally Reported -4.1% To 1.223 Mln Unit Rate         
     WASHINGTON (MNI) - The number of U.S. building permits issued in 
July was revised up to a decrease of 3.5% to a 1.230 million unit annual
rate, the Commerce Department's Bureau of the Census said Thursday.     
     Permits issued were originally reported down 4.1% to a 1.223       
million unit rate.                                                      
     The Census Bureau revises the latest building permits data on the 
18th working day of the month, three to seven days after the release of 
the preliminary estimate in the month housing starts and building 
permits report.                                                         
     Permits for single-family homes were revised higher to a gain of 
0.1% at a 812,000 unit rate (previously unchanged at a 811,000 unit 
rate). Permits for multi-unit buildings were revised up to a decline of 
9.9% at a 418,000 unit rate (previously down 11.2% at a 412,000 unit 
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