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  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 71 or 2.5 percent, to $27.75. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 09 or 2.5 percent, to $3.47. Lennar Corp. fell $1.34 or 2.7 percent, to $48.81.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 58 or 2.0 percent, to $28.46. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 16 or 4.3 percent, to $3.56. Lennar Corp. fell $1.29 or 2.5 percent, to $50.15.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell $1.08 or 1.8 percent, to $60.12. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 43 or 1.4 percent, to $29.52.

  • The Indiana House voted 54-40 in favor of the repeal, even with 13 Republicans splitting from the GOP supermajority to join Democrats in opposing the measure. The House vote came a day after the Senate approved the repeal in a 27-22 and three days after a few thousand people attended an outdoor Statehouse rally opposing the bill. Martin Carbaugh of Fort Wayne...

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 67 or 2.3 percent, to $28.37. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 14 or 3.8 percent, to $3.58. Lennar Corp. fell $1.35 or 2.6 percent, to $50.09.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Fluor fell $1.05 or 1.7 percent, to $60.15. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 41 or 1.4 percent, to $29.54.

  • Work plan possibly ignored in accident that killed family Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:04 AM ET

    BONNEY LAKE, Wash.— Officials in the Washington city where a concrete slab fell from an overpass and killed a young family in a pickup below say they would've closed the roadway if they had known heavy work was being performed on the structure. John Woodcock, chief engineer for Bonney Lake, told KING-TV that the contractor, WHH Nisqually Federal Services, and its...

  • *Continuing claims lowest since December 2000. WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. housing starts rose far less than expected in March and permits recorded their biggest drop since last May, which could raise concerns about the economy's ability to bounce back from a soft patch hit in the first quarter. Groundbreaking increased 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted...

  • US home construction off to weak March start Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market. Construction firms broke ground at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 926,000 homes last month, a 2.5 percent decline from the pace in March 2014, the Commerce...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS DECLINE AFTER HOUSING STARTS, JOBLESS CLAIMS DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 1.87 PERCENT.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. housing starts rose far less than expected in March and permits recorded their biggest drop since last May, which could raise concerns about the economy's ability to bounce back from a soft patch hit in the first quarter. Groundbreaking increased 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 926,000 units, the Commerce...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home construction Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on March U.S. home construction Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. Builders broke ground on 341,700 multi-family structures last year, a 16 percent increase compared with 2013, according to the Commerce Department. That reflects both the fragile six-year recovery and the growing preference among...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading:. Fluor rose $2.18 or 3.7 percent, to $61.20. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 89 or 3.1 percent, to $29.95.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 30 or 1.0 percent, to $29.04. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 11 or 3.0 percent, to $3.72. Lennar Corp. rose$. 47 or. 9 percent, to $51.44.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose $2.76 or 4.7 percent, to $61.78. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 79 or 2.7 percent, to $29.85.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:34 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 40 or 1.4 percent, to $29.14. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 05 or 1.2 percent, to $3.66. Lennar Corp. rose$. 58 or 1.1 percent, to $51.55.

  • Senate narrowly backs repeal of construction wage law Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:14 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A Republican-led push to repeal the state law that sets wages for public construction projects narrowly passed through the Senate on Wednesday, despite concerns from both sides of the aisle about how the bill will affect Indiana's middle class and construction industry. Karen Tallian of Portage, who's been a major opponent of the measure,...

  • US homebuilders' outlook for spring sales surges Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic that sales will perk up in coming months as the spring home-selling season unfolds. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Wednesday rose four points to 56 this month, the highest level since January, from a revised reading of 52 in March. "This uptick shows builders...

  • Ex-Millstone contractor asks US to protect whistleblowers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:14 AM ET

    WATERFORD, Conn.— A contractor who said he was fired from Millstone Power Station after he reported a co-worker abusing narcotics in 2011 has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to protect whistleblowers at the nuclear plant. Stephen Lavoie, an insulation contractor, raised the issue Tuesday at the NRC's annual meeting with the Nuclear Energy Advisory...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading:. Fluor rose$. 68 or 1.2 percent, to $59.02. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 35 or 1.2 percent, to $29.06.