Home Builders Still Hammering Away but Fear a Slowdown Looms

Wall Street Journal, Mar. 20, 2020–Nicole Friedman (subscription)
While much of American business has shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, home builders are still building houses. But these companies are bracing for a sudden drop in demand due to the outbreak and the weakening U.S. economy, which is likely to slow construction and exacerbate the national housing shortage.