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  • *S&P/Case-Shiller home price index up 0.8 pct in December. *Toll Brothers', Home Depot's results cloud housing outlook. Feb 25- U.S. home price gains slowed in December, according to a closely watched housing survey on Tuesday that underscored a loss of momentum in the housing recovery, while consumer confidence drifted lower this month.

  • Feb 25- Toll Brothers Inc, the largest U.S. luxury homebuilder, reported a fall in quarterly orders for the first time in three years as a severe winter deterred buyers.

  • LONDON, Feb 25- "Nodding donkeys" floating at sea, water injection, and "outside-in" subsea oil taps that can withstand the pressure found in the chamber of a firing gun are some of the technologies vying to keep the oil pumping in Britain's North Sea.

  • Feb 25- Toll Brothers Inc, the largest U.S. luxury homebuilder, reported a 52 percent jump in quarterly revenue as it sold more houses at higher prices in a recovering housing market. Net income jumped to $45.6 million, or 25 cents per share from $4.4 million, or 3 cents per share.

  • Toll Brothers reports surge in profit Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 5:15 AM ET

    Feb 25- Toll Brothers Inc, the largest luxury U.S. homebuilder, reported a more than 10- fold jump in quarterly profit as the U.S. housing market recovers. Revenue soared 52 percent to $643.7 million in the first quarter ended Jan. 31. Net income rose to $45.6 million, or 25 cents per share from $4.4 million, or 3 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • The neighborhood has created heartache for its residents, but it is also disappointing for Citigroup Inc, which helped finance Desarrolladora Homex, the site's developer and once Mexico's second-largest homebuilder. And some banking analysts say they fear the loan losses could be a taste of further emerging market credit losses to come for Citigroup.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 21- Severe cold weather and a shortage of houses on the market pushed U.S. home resales to an 18- month low in January, the latest indication economic activity has hit a soft patch. The National Association of Realtors said on Friday that home sales dropped 5.1 percent last month to an annual rate of 4.62 million units, the lowest level since July 2012.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- The dollar fell against the euro on Friday after weak U.S. housing data stoked concerns about the American economy, but remained on track for its first week of broad gains against a basket of major currencies in three weeks.

  • Feb 20- Caterpillar Inc said on Thursday that sales of its construction equipment had surged in recent months, driven by an especially large jump in demand in North America, where a series of severe winter storms and arctic temperatures failed to keep builders out of dealer showrooms.

  • Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will travel to Waynesboro, Georgia, on Thursday to mark the completion of an agreement backing the construction of two new reactors at Southern Co's Vogtle nuclear power plant, the Department of Energy announced on Wednesday.

  • WRAPUP 3-Cold weather sinks U.S. home building in January Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19- U.S. housing starts recorded their biggest drop in almost three years in January as harsh weather disrupted activity, but the third month of declines in permits hinted at some weakness in the housing market.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- U.S. housing starts recorded their biggest drop in almost three years in January as harsh weather disrupted activity, but the third month of declines in permits hinted at some weakness in the housing market.

  • LONDON, Feb 19- Residential property in the second phase of the Battersea power station project in London will be offered for sale in the British capital before being marketed to overseas buyers, the scheme's Malaysian-backed developer said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- U.S. housing starts recorded their biggest drop in almost three years in January, likely weighed down by harsh weather, but the third month of declines in permits pointed to some underlying weakness in the housing market.

  • U.S. housing starts, permits tumble in January Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19- U.S. housing starts recorded their biggest drop in almost three years in January, likely weighed down by harsh weather, but the third month of declines in permits pointed to some underlying weakness in the housing market.

  • *Abu Dhabi property market recovery as fast as Dubai's. ABU DHABI, Feb 19- For years, Abu Dhabi's real estate market has paled next to its more dynamic, glamorous rival in neighbouring Dubai. Prime residential sale prices in Abu Dhabi jumped 25 percent and rentals climbed 17 percent in 2013, real estate advisory firm Jones Lang LaSalle estimated.

  • The National Association of Home Builders said on Tuesday that builder confidence dropped 10 points between January and February, from 56 to 46, the largest drop since the survey began in 1985. Readings below 50 mean more builders view market conditions as poor than favorable.

  • *Fed to buy $1 bln- $1.25 bln bonds due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, Feb 18- U.S. The National Association of Home Builders said on Tuesday its Housing Market Index plunged by 10 points to 46 in February, with a majority of builders seeing market conditions as poor.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- U.S. homebuilder confidence suffered its largest one-month drop ever in February, heightening concerns that recent signs of weakness in the economy reflect deeper problems than the severe weather that has gripped much of the country.

  • TREASURIES-Yields dip after weak NY manufacturing data Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 18- U.S. Treasury yields held in tight ranges on Tuesday, hemmed in as a weaker-than-expected regional manufacturing report and the biggest ever one-month decline in homebuilder confidence nibbled away at confidence in the strength of the U.S. economic recovery.