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  • 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: 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.

  • 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.

  • *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.

  • Officials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:13 PM ET

    SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, S.C.— South Carolina Gov. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott said Monday that congressional budgets have the money to keep the mixed oxide fuel project from being suspended. South Carolina sued, saying money meant to build the plant couldn't shut it down.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 01 or percent, to $33.38. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $34.63.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 43 or 2.0 percent, to $21.18. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 09 or 2.0 percent, to $4.33. Lennar Corp. fell $1.06 or 2.8 percent, to $37.37.

  • US stocks fall at midday on cooling home sales Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Homebuilder D.R. Horton fell 3 percent, making it one of the biggest decliners in the S&P 500.. Family Dollar soared 23 percent after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store. Last month, Carl Icahn, who has built up a stake in the company, urged Family Dollar to sell itself.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June, but the data did little to change perceptions the housing sector was gradually recovering after slumping in late 2013.. The National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, fell 1.1 percent to 102.7.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 01 or percent, to $33.38. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $34.71.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 19 or. 9 percent, to $21.42. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.38. Lennar Corp. fell$. 55 or 1.4 percent, to $37.88.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases employment data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m..

  • Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:27 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $77.43. Foster Wheeler fell$. 35 or 1.0 percent, to $33.62. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 37 or 1.0 percent, to $34.97.