Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose in October for a fifth consecutive month, putting the housing market and economy further along the path to recovery.

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home-price index increased 0.4% from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis, after a 0.2% rise in September, the index's publishers said Tuesday.

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