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  • *Losses in UK gilt market also a factor in U.S. bond market. Treasury debt prices fell on Monday after three days of gains, as risk appetite returned following upbeat U.S. housing data and easing tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine, two global sore spots.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 14- Brazilian homebuilder MRV Engenharia e Participacoes SA beat profit expectations for the second quarter as demand for low-income housing remained robust while the negative impact from older, less profitable projects diminished.

  • BERLIN, Aug 14- The German economy suffered a surprise contraction in the second quarter, its first in more than a year, as foreign trade and investment, particularly in the construction sector, weighed on growth in Europe's largest economy.

  • DETROIT, Aug 13- General Motors Co will start construction this fall on a $174 million stamping plant in Lansing, Michigan, that will make components for the nearby Lansing Grand River assembly plant, the company said on Wednesday. The ATS and CTS are built at the Lansing Grand River assembly plant.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Sagging exports pushed Britain's trade deficit to a five-month high in June, suggesting a more balanced economic recovery still looks a way off, although the construction industry recovered from a dip in May.

  • China to build more LNG tankers in high-tech push Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    *China builders to grab a fifth of LNG ship orders to 2020- ABS. Up to 50 liquefied natural gas tankers, or more than 20 percent of the 225 LNG vessels expected to be added worldwide by the end of 2020, are set to be built in China to deliver gas to its ports, according to estimates from ship safety agency the American Bureau of Shipping.

  • Jason Mraz's first summer job? Sweaty, hard work Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 1- Summer jobs: The very mention brings up memories of low pay, long hours and sweaty, clueless teenagers who don't really know what they're doing. JASON MRAZ, SINGER AND SONGWRITER. "My dad was a fence contractor in Mechanicsville, Virginia, so my first paying gig was building fences.

  • Brazil builder PDG posts a Q2 net loss of $59 mln Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    SAO PAULO, July 31- Brazilian homebuilder PDG Realty SA reported a second-quarter net loss of 135.3 million reais, larger than the 104.9 million reais loss posted a year earlier, according to a Thursday securities filing. Five analysts in a Reuters survey had forecast a second-quarter net loss ranging from 10 million to 42 million reais.

  • Big threat to coastal cities isn't getting fixed Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    A woman walks with her dog by homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy along the beach in the Rockaways on January 15, 2013 in New York City.

    The U.S. lacks a plan to save coastal cities from hurricanes and rising sea levels, and getting there may not be easy.

  • This sector in China is seeing a 'massive decline'  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    Ron Napier, Head of Napier Investment Advisors, describes his worries over China's construction sector.

  • Freedom Tower designer in $4B construction deal Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    AECOM's projects include One World Trade Center in New York City.

    AECOM Technology said it will pay $4 billion to acquire URS in an acquisition that is expected to complete in October.

  • $60M Texas high school stadium deemed unsafe Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    The $60 million high school stadium that got national attention for its grandeur _ and its price tag _ will be shut down indefinitely just 18 months after its opening, North Texas school district officials said Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, for an examination of cracking in the concrete of the stadium's concourse.

    One of the most expensive high school football stadiums in America will be closed this fall because its concrete is cracking.

  • Land Securities pre-tax profit doubles  Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Robert Noel, CEO of Land Securities tells CNBC that the group is beginning to "reap the rewards" from the "bold call" it made to build new buildings with no rental agreements in place.

  • Finding commercial real estate's sweet spot  Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    There is a lot of capital from around the world flowing into real estate and the fundamentals are good, explains Robert Sulentic, CBRE Group president & CEO, sharing his outlook on the nation's real estate market. And Robert Wolf, 32 Advisors CEO, wants to know about the uptick in new construction. Don't expect a dramatic amount of new supply over the next couple of years, says Sulentic.

  • Nice snapback in residential construction  Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight on the latest ISM Index number, construction spending from March and initial jobless claims.

  • ISM good, construction spending weak: Santelli  Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports April's ISM Index resulted at 54.9, and March construction spending was up 0.2 percent.

  • CAT story about US construction: Cramer  Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    Despite a slowdown in CAT's mining equipment business, CNBC's Jim Cramer says U.S. construction is back big, as he breaks down Caterpillar's Q1 earnings that exceeded the Street's forecast.

  • Warnings fly in tense call between Obama and Putin Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.

  • China's construction sector is top threat: Napier  Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:22 PM ET

    Ron Napier, Head of Napier Investment Advisors, explains how the massive decline in Chinese construction activity will hurt growth.

  • Deere CEO: Livestock farmers seeing improvement  Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells speaks with Deere CEO Sam Allen about economics of agricultural supply and demand.