In this photo taken April 18, 2011 in Springfield, Ill., construction worker Mike Hopkins begins work on building a new residential home. Construction of new homes plummeted in April, another ... more 
In this photo taken April 18, 2011 in Springfield, Ill., construction worker Mike Hopkins begins work on building a new residential home. Construction of new homes plummeted in April, another troubling sign for the battered housing market. less 
1 / 1
Associated Press | Photo By Seth Perlman
Tue, May 17, 2011 9:21 AM EDT