WASHINGTON — Housing starts rose 3.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 894,000 in October from a revised estimate of 863,000 in September, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

September starts were originally reported as 872,000. October building permits fell 2.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 866,000 from the previous month's rate of 890,000, originally reported as 894,000.

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