Soaring oil prices hit home -- including home building

06/23/2008 | News Leader (Staunton, Va.), The

Americans are largely feeling the pinch of skyrocketing oil prices at the gas pump, but the increases have also raised the cost of building homes. Prices for everything from steel and copper to brick and plumbing fixtures have soared due to oil prices, and the wholesale cost of building materials increased 3.4% in April, compared with a year earlier.

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