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  • Jason Mraz's first summer job? Sweaty, hard work Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 1- Summer jobs: The very mention brings up memories of low pay, long hours and sweaty, clueless teenagers who don't really know what they're doing. JASON MRAZ, SINGER AND SONGWRITER. "My dad was a fence contractor in Mechanicsville, Virginia, so my first paying gig was building fences.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US construction spending Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in June. The report will be released at 10 a.m. EDT Friday. BUILDING HIGHER: The expectation is that construction spending rose 0.3 percent in June, according to a survey of economists by data firm FactSet.

  • Brazil builder PDG posts a Q2 net loss of $59 mln Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    SAO PAULO, July 31- Brazilian homebuilder PDG Realty SA reported a second-quarter net loss of 135.3 million reais, larger than the 104.9 million reais loss posted a year earlier, according to a Thursday securities filing. Five analysts in a Reuters survey had forecast a second-quarter net loss ranging from 10 million to 42 million reais.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Fluor fell $2.17 or 2.9 percent, to $72.87. Foster Wheeler fell$. 44 or 1.3 percent, to $32.96. Quanta Services Inc. fell $1.48 or 4.2 percent, to $33.49.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 16 or. 8 percent, to $20.70. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 13 or 3.1 percent, to $4.00. Lennar Corp. fell$. 80 or 2.2 percent, to $36.23.

  • WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he defrauded a program meant to benefit minority- and women-owned businesses.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 30 or. 9 percent, to $33.10. Quanta Services Inc. fell $1.08 or 3.1 percent, to $33.89.

  • Beazer Homes USA 3rd-quarter loss widens Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Beazer Homes USA Inc.' s fiscal third quarter loss widened, stung by a loss on debt extinguishment. The Atlanta homebuilder reported a loss of $12.4 million, or 47 cents per share, for the period ended June 30. That compares with a loss of $5.8 million, or 23 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 11 or. 5 percent, to $20.86. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 12 or 2.8 percent, to $4.13. Lennar Corp. fell$. 44 or 1.2 percent, to $37.03.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 44 or. 6 percent, to $75.04. Foster Wheeler fell$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $33.40. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 52 or 1.5 percent, to $34.97.

  • Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press. Three people in contact with investigators say the FBI and the U.S.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $20.92. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 16 or 3.8 percent, to $4.09. Lennar Corp. fell$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $37.15.

  • Big threat to coastal cities isn't getting fixed Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    A woman walks with her dog by homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy along the beach in the Rockaways on January 15, 2013 in New York City.

    The U.S. lacks a plan to save coastal cities from hurricanes and rising sea levels, and getting there may not be easy.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 01 or percent, to $20.98. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 11 or 2.6 percent, to $4.14. Lennar Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $37.46.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $33.27. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.49.

  • *First drop in home prices since January 2012. NEW YORK, July 29- U.S. single-family home prices fell unexpectedly in May, declining for the first time in more than two years in the latest signal of the wobbly state of the housing market.

  • TOKYO, July 29- Atomic power's share of global electricity supply is at the lowest level since the 1980 s following the shutdown of Japan's reactors after the Fukushima disaster, and may fall further without major new plant construction.

  • Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation— billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns of road and bridge projects just before the November elections.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $75.70. Foster Wheeler fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $33.36. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $34.95.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 13 or. 6 percent, to $21.48. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 13 or 2.9 percent, to $4.29. Lennar Corp. fell$. 79 or 2.1 percent, to $37.64.