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  • 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.

  • 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: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    DR Horton fell $2.86 or 11.5 percent, to $21.94. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 17 or 3.7 percent, to $4.46. Lennar Corp. fell $1.24 or 3.1 percent, to $39.27.

  • 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.

  • *D.R. Horton shares down 10 pct, PulteGroup down 3 pct. July 24- D.R. Horton Inc, the No.1 U.S. homebuilder, said it had to offer discounts in the third quarter to boost sales in Chicago, a particularly bleak spot in a weak U.S. housing market.

  • The PHLX housing sector index fell 2.36 percent, with shares of D.R. Horton Inc, the No. 1 U.S. homebuilder, dropping more than 3 percent. D.R. Horton spooked investors on Thursday when it reported a 23- percent drop in third-quarter profit.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 23 or. 7 percent, to $33.74. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $35.03.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    DR Horton fell $2.46 or 9.9 percent, to $22.34. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 14 or 3.0 percent, to $4.49. Lennar Corp. fell $1.05 or 2.6 percent, to $39.46.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $33.81. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 30 or. 8 percent, to $35.04.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    DR Horton fell $1.30 or 5.2 percent, to $23.50. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 08 or 1.6 percent, to $4.56. Lennar Corp. fell$. 90 or 2.2 percent, to $39.61.

  • *Weekly jobless claims fall 19,000. WASHINGTON, July 24- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/ 2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.

  • US new-home sales plummet in June Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy. New home sales fell 8.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

  • U.S. new home sales post biggest drop in almost a year Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 24- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell sharply in June and the prior month's data was revised to show less robust growth, suggesting the housing market would struggle to regain momentum.

  • FACTBOX-Proposed U.S. nuclear power reactors Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    July 24- Southern Co, a power company, said it hopes to announce plans to build more nuclear reactors by the end of the year, a spokesman said late Wednesday.

  • July 24- Southern Co, one of the biggest U.S. power companies, said it hopes to announce plans by the end of the year to build more nuclear reactors, a spokesman said late Wednesday.