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  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 13 or. 5 percent, to $24.29. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 09 or 2.6 percent, to $3.38. Pulte Homes Inc. rose$. 13 or. 6 percent, to $21.09.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 97 or 1.8 percent, to $53.20. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 16 or. 6 percent, to $27.17.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 22 or. 9 percent, to $24.16. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $3.47. Lennar Corp. rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $44.94.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 96 or 1.7 percent, to $54.16. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 23 or. 8 percent, to $27.33.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 17 or. 7 percent, to $24.21. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $3.48. Lennar Corp. fell$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $44.66.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Fluor fell $1.25 or 2.3 percent, to $53.87. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 33 or 1.2 percent, to $27.23.

  • Self-driving cars set to cruise Germany's autobahn Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:02 AM ET
    Germany to allow driverless cars on the autobahn.

    Prototypes of driverless cars are set to get the go-ahead on a stretch of Germany's busy A9 autobahn, NBC News reports.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 56 or 2.3 percent, to $23.82. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 08 or 2.3 percent, to $3.40. Lennar Corp. fell$. 90 or 2.0 percent, to $43.95.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell $1.83 or 3.3 percent, to $53.30. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 61 or 2.2 percent, to $26.95.

  • U.S. new home sales surge in December Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes jumped in December, unwinding the prior month's decline, but the overall trend remained consistent with a gradual housing market improvement. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that sales increased 11.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units. November's sales pace was...

  • US new home sales jump 11.6 percent in December Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:11 AM ET

    The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales climbed 11.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000. The gains were not enough to offset essentially flat home-buying over the course of 2014. Just 435,000 new homes were bought last year, a modest 1.2 percent improvement from 2013.. "We may see continued momentum in new home...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US new home sales Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in December. HIGHER SALES: Economists expect a 2.7 percent increase in new-home sales to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 450,000, according to a survey by data firm FactSet. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index fell slightly this month to 57, down...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading:. Fluor rose$. 81 or 1.5 percent, to $55.12. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 21 or. 8 percent, to $27.56.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    DR Horton rose $1.28 or 5.5 percent, to $24.38. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 12 or 3.6 percent, to $3.48. Lennar Corp. rose $1.16 or 2.7 percent, to $44.89.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 64 or 1.2 percent, to $54.95. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 24 or. 9 percent, to $27.59.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 99 or 4.3 percent, to $24.09. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 07 or 2.1 percent, to $3.43. Lennar Corp. rose$. 57 or 1.3 percent, to $44.30.

  • Higher home sales boost DR Horton's revenue Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    D.R. Horton bargain home in Houston, Texas.

    D.R. Horton reported a higher-than-expected 37 percent jump in quarterly revenue as it delivered more homes.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $54.40. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $27.41.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    DR Horton rose $1.24 or 5.3 percent, to $24.34. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 04 or 1.0 percent, to $3.40. Lennar Corp. rose$. 97 or 2.2 percent, to $44.70.

  • Jan 26- D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder by number of homes sold, reported a higher-than-expected 37 percent jump in quarterly revenue as it delivered more homes. D.R. Horton said homes sold rose 29 percent to 7,973 in the first quarter ended Dec. 31. D.R. Horton was well-positioned to capture demand in the all-important spring selling season, Chairman...