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  • 3 SKorea workers die at nuke plant construction site Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 5:26 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Three South Korean workers died Friday after apparently inhaling toxic gas at a construction site for a nuclear plant being built by South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company, which has come under recent threats by hackers, a company official said. The accident at the construction site in the southeastern city of Ulsan came as the...

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $60.72. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 11 or. 4 percent, to $28.18.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $24.83. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 04 or 1.0 percent, to $4.06. Lennar Corp. rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $43.46.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 14 or. 6 percent, to $24.81. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 09 or 2.2 percent, to $4.02. Lennar Corp. fell$. 38 or. 9 percent, to $43.38.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading:. Fluor rose$. 92 or 1.5 percent, to $60.56. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 63 or 2.3 percent, to $28.07.

  • Santa Claus delivers early present to Navy Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    The US Navy's GhostSwimmer drone

    The U.S. Navy unveiled the Ghostswimmer, a sharklike surveillance drone capable of swimming in waters as deep as 300 feet.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose $1.12 or 1.9 percent, to $60.76. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 64 or 2.3 percent, to $28.08.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $24.85. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 06 or 1.3 percent, to $4.06. Lennar Corp. fell$. 38 or. 9 percent, to $43.38.

  • US new home sales fall 1.6 percent in November Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Sales of new U.S. homes fell in November, evidence that recent job gains have yet to boost the housing sector. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales slid 1.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 438,000, the second straight monthly decline. "Soft November new-home sales are consistent with what has been a slow...

  • WASHINGTON— US new home sales slip 1.6 percent in November; stronger job growth not boosting housing yet.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 23- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell for a second straight month in November, a sign that the housing market recovery remains fragile. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that sales declined 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 438,000 units. October's sales pace was revised down to 445,000 units from 458,000 units.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US new home sales Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in October. The report will be issued Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. MEAGER GAIN: Economists expect a slight 0.4 percent increase in new-home sales to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 460,000, according to a survey by data firm FactSet.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 26 or. 4 percent, to $59.64. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $27.44.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 12 or. 5 percent, to $24.95. Lennar Corp. rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $43.76. Pulte Homes Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $20.89.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 12 or. 5 percent, to $24.95. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 08 or 1.9 percent, to $4.19. Lennar Corp. rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $43.90.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $59.96. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 29 or 1.0 percent, to $27.33.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 24 or 1.0 percent, to $24.59. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 05 or 1.2 percent, to $4.06. Lennar Corp. fell$. 27 or. 6 percent, to $43.40.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $59.87. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 39 or 1.4 percent, to $27.22.

  • *Leo Quinn joins after string of profit warnings. LONDON, Dec 22- When Balfour Beatty needed a new chief executive it called on turnaround specialist Leo Quinn to revive the business after a string of profit warnings and plunging share price that left it vulnerable to circling predators. He arrives at Balfour next month facing a similar task, with two of his most...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 22- Spanish infrastructure giant Ferrovial SA tore up a sweetened $830 million offer for Australia's Transfield Services Ltd, putting the contractor under pressure to show it can thrive as the country's mining boom grinds to a halt. The shares fell to A $1.63 by mid-afternoon, their lowest since before Ferrovial made its initial A $1.95- per-share...