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  • WASHINGTON, April 23- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dealing a setback to the housing market recovery. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales dropped 14.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 units, declining for a second consecutive month.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 41 or 1.9 percent, to $21.43. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 08 or 1.8 percent, to $4.49. Lennar Corp. fell$. 68 or 1.8 percent, to $37.75.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $33.62. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $35.90.

  • Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.

  • U.S. new home sales dive to eight-month low in March Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 23- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dealing a setback to the housing market recovery. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales dropped 14.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 units, declining for a second consecutive month.

  • US new-home sales likely rose in March Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in March. The report is scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes edged down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million.

  • LinkedIn to anchor new San Francisco high-rise Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 8:33 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says the professional networking site LinkedIn will expand its presence in the city by anchoring a high-rise office building under construction. Mountain View- based LinkedIn Corp. currently occupies 135,000 square feet in a downtown San Francisco tower and plans to occupy another 87,000 square feet near downtown.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. home resales fell to their lowest level in more than 1-1/ 2 years in March, but there were signs a recent downward trend that has plagued the housing market may be drawing to an end. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales slipped 0.2 percent to an annual rate of 4.59 million units.

  • Taiwan govt says to push on with planned nuclear plant Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:41 PM ET

    TAIPEI, April 22- Taiwan's premier has rejected opposition demands to halt construction of a controversial atomic power plant, sparking threats of street protests from anti-nuclear campaigners.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $21.58. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 10 or 2.2 percent, to $4.56. Lennar Corp. fell$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $38.03.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 38 or. 5 percent, to $77.49. Foster Wheeler rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $33.68. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 41 or 1.1 percent, to $36.23.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $21.43. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 08 or 1.7 percent, to $4.54. Lennar Corp. fell$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $37.99.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $33.68. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 56 or 1.5 percent, to $36.08.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $33.68. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $36.32.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 20 or. 9 percent, to $21.30. Lennar Corp. fell$. 30 or. 8 percent, to $37.88. Pulte Homes Inc. fell$. 20 or 1.1 percent, to $18.51.

  • BEIJING, April 21- China may sign as early as next year the first of several contracts for eight new nuclear reactors from Westinghouse Electric Co, as the government presses ahead with the world's biggest civilian nuclear power expansion since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan.

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    A high pressure gas line crosses over a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, Calif.

    Some construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're benefiting in a big way from the shale boom

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.

  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    PARIS— Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor rose $1.48 or 2.0 percent, to $77.32. Foster Wheeler rose$. 27 or. 8 percent, to $33.50. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 51 or 1.4 percent, to $35.83.

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