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  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 10 or. 5 percent, to $22.26. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.01. Lennar Corp. fell$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $41.26.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $31.80. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $37.37.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 86 or 1.2 percent, to $70.51. Foster Wheeler rose$. 28 or. 9 percent, to $31.54. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $37.05.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $22.16. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 08 or 2.0 percent, to $4.02. Lennar Corp. fell$. 02 or percent, to $41.38.

  • NY developer to invest $108 million in Puerto Rico Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's government on Thursday announced the construction of a $108 million real estate project as the island tries to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump with help from U.S. investors.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 13 or. 6 percent, to $22.10. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 07 or 1.7 percent, to $4.03. Lennar Corp. fell$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $41.32.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $31.52. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $36.97.

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Tomorrow, the world. Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Stocks creep higher on encouraging news Volatile apartment sector reduces US home building Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pct Average US 30- year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:43 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Tomorrow, the world. Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Stocks creep higher after jobless claims drop Volatile apartment sector reduces US home building Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pct Average US 30- year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:41 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Tomorrow, the world. Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Stocks creep higher after jobless claims drop Volatile apartment sector reduces US home building Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pct Average US 30- year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

  • AP Top Financial News At 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Tomorrow, the world. Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Stocks creep higher after jobless claims drop Volatile apartment sector reduces US home building Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pct Average US 30- year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

  • Volatile apartment sector reduces US home building Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly. Construction fell 14.4 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 homes, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- U.S. housing starts and permits fell in August, but upward revisions to the prior month's data suggested the housing market continued to gradually improve. Groundbreaking declined 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual 956,000- unit pace, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

  • Greens exit Finnish government over nuclear spat Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    HELSINKI— The environmentalist Green Party says it's dropping out of Finland's coalition government, which has endorsed the construction of a new nuclear power plant.

  • We're finding money in places we didn't even know existed, " Danny Roderick, chief executive of Toshiba- owned nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse, told Reuters at a nuclear industry conference last week in London.

  • Ahead of the bell: US home construction Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in August. The report will be released Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. STARTS DOWN: Economists forecast that housing starts fell 5.3 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.04 million, according to a survey by data firm FactSet.

  • AP Top Financial News At 1:41 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:41 AM ET

    Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015 Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row Yellen: Fed balance sheet to take years to shrink Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps 5 things small businesses need to know this fall FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs US homebuilder confidence soars in September

  • AP Top Financial News At 1:09 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:09 AM ET

    Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015 Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row Yellen: Fed balance sheet to take years to shrink Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps 5 things small businesses need to know this fall FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs US homebuilder confidence soars in September

  • AP Top Financial News At 1:08 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:08 AM ET

    Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015 Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row Yellen: Fed balance sheet to take years to shrink Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps 5 things small businesses need to know this fall FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs US homebuilder confidence soars in September

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015 Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row Yellen: Fed balance sheet to take years to shrink Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps 5 things small businesses need to know this fall FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs US homebuilder confidence soars in September US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August