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  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Fluor fell$. 96 or 1.6 percent, to $57.44. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 13 or. 5 percent, to $28.57.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $26.55. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 07 or 1.8 percent, to $3.72. Lennar Corp. rose$. 02 or percent, to $49.47.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 78 or 1.3 percent, to $57.62. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 20 or. 7 percent, to $28.50.

  • MOSCOW, March 4- Russia's biggest privately-held homebuilder, SU-155, said it had failed to pay out to its bondholders under a put option agreement and was seeking to restructure its debts to avoid an outright default. Global investors have been closely watching developments in Russia, whose economy is teetering on the brink of recession due to a steep fall in...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $58.40. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $28.70.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 57 or 2.1 percent, to $26.57. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 08 or 2.1 percent, to $3.79. Lennar Corp. fell$. 59 or 1.2 percent, to $49.45.

  • BUDAPEST, Hungary— The details of Hungary's deal with Russia to expand its only nuclear power plant will remain secret for 30 years, after new legislation was approved Tuesday. What is known of the deal is that it includes a loan from Russia of 10 billion euros to cover an estimated 80 percent of the construction costs. Critics said the arrangement, first announced...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Fluor rose$. 48 or. 8 percent, to $58.48. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $28.66.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $27.14. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 13 or 3.5 percent, to $3.87. Lennar Corp. fell$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $50.04.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $58.21. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 19 or. 7 percent, to $28.59.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $27.14. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 12 or 3.2 percent, to $3.86. Lennar Corp. fell$. 38 or. 8 percent, to $49.83.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 21 or. 8 percent, to $27.52. Lennar Corp. rose$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $50.31. Pulte Homes Inc. rose$. 19 or. 8 percent, to $22.75.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $57.70. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 19 or. 7 percent, to $28.59.

  • US construction spending down 1.1 percent in January Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. construction spending fell in January, reflecting weakness in spending on office buildings and other nonresidential projects and in government activity. Construction spending fell 1.1 percent in January following a revised 0.8 percent increase in December, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Spending on home construction rose 0.6...

  • U.S. construction spending falls in January Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 27- U.S. construction spending unexpectedly fell in January as both private and public outlays fell, a government report showed on Monday. Construction spending declined 1.1 percent to an annual rate of $971.4 billion, the Commerce Department. It was up 1.8 percent compared to January last year.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US construction spending Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:56 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in January. The report will be issued Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern. For all of 2014, total construction spending increased 5.6 percent to $961 billion.

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. In a recent survey of more than 900 contractors by Associated General Contractors of America, 83 percent said they were having trouble filling craft positions. Given the amount of building going on, "it's going to be interesting because we're going to...

  • Indiana contractors and business leaders gathered at the Statehouse to praise the economic impact made by union contractor companies and recognize the 10,000th graduate to get an Ivy Tech Associate's Degree in partnership with union construction apprenticeship programs. The event, hosted by the Indiana Building Contractors Alliance, fell on the first...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 27- Brazil's embattled state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Friday that the director of its corporate-services division will take a 90- day leave of absence for health reasons. Dutra, a former Brazilian Senator, served as Petrobras' chief executive officer for two and a half years from 2002 to 2005 and president of Brazil's...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Fluor rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $58.00. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 08 or. 3 percent, to $28.78.