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  • Jan 28- D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a 4 percent rise in quarterly orders as stabilizing mortgage rates and signs of an economic recovery spur housing demand.

  • Jan 28- D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a 4 percent rise in orders in the first quarter as housing demand picked up after slowing over the summer. Net income almost doubled to $123.2 million, or 36 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31 from $66.3 million, or 20 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 33 percent to $1.64 billion.

  • *New single family home sales fall 7.0 percent in December. WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell more than expected in December, but lean inventories and steady price gains suggested sufficient strength in the housing market to support the economy.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell more than expected in December, but lean inventories and steady price gains suggested sufficient strength in the housing market to support the economy. The Commerce Department said on Monday sales fell 7.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 414,000 units.

  • Olympics: Going for the gold, spending in the red Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Bolshoy Ice Dome and other Sochi Olympic venues under construction in August 2013

    The Olympics in Sochi will surpass $50 billion, making it the most expensive games ever. Some experts say the costs far outweigh the benefits.

  • London office development at four-year high     Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Anthony Duggan, head of research at Deloitte Real Estate, says the London crane survey shows that developers' confidence is picking up as the office development market hits a four year high.

  • British construction picked up speed last month, unexpectedly growing at its fastest pace since September 2007, a survey of purchasing managers showed on Monday.

  • Is there any silver lining for Caterpillar?     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    Ann Duignan, JPMorgan, and Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research, break down Caterpillar's issues and the machinery maker's 3Q earnings miss.

  • UK construction recovery should continue     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, discusses U.K construction, which is beginning the pick-up, especially in the housing sector, and expects it to continue through the rest of this year into 2014.

  • US construction spending approaches 4-1/2 year high Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 10:06 AM ET
    Tyvek attic wrap from DuPont

    U.S. construction spending hit a near 4-1/2 year high in August, boosted by increases in both private and public outlays, a hopeful sign for third-quarter economic growth.

  • EDF, Britain in $26 billion deal for nuclear plant Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station

    French utility EDF and the British government have signed an agreement to build two nuclear reactors for a total cost of 16 billion pounds, EDF said in a statement on Monday.

  • Komatsu: China market among Asia's bright spots     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 9:42 PM ET

    Tetsuji Ohashi, President & CEO of Komatsu warns that construction and mining across Asia remains weak and explains why he's cautiously optimistic on China.

  • Trade of the day: buy UK construction firms?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 5:32 AM ET

    How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts have been saying to CNBC.

  • Full week of economic data     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    The ISM Manufacturing Index beat expectations and increased to 55.7 in August, and construction spending rose to a new 4-year high. Can we expect a strong rest of 2013? Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, and Ron Kruszewski, Stifel Nicolaus, discuss.

  • London skyscraper scorches pedestrians, car Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:32 AM ET

    The owners of one of the City's newest skyscrapers are mulling a partial redesign after sunlight reflected from its windows scorched pedestrians and damaged parked cars, the FT reports.

  • Trade of the day: be long US dollar?     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 5:33 AM ET

    How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts have been saying to CNBC.

  • Why UK growth number was revised     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, discusses the U.K.'s upwardly-revised second quarter GDP number, and why the positive momentum is sustainable.

  • 'Elysium' disappoints at the box office     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on the 60-foot wide sinkhole that happened Sunday night in Florida, and Elysium made $30 million at the box office this weekend.

  • Stock in 60 seconds: Clough     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:18 PM ET

    For the daily 'Stock in 60' segment, CNBC's Matthew Taylor looks at shares of Australian engineering firm Clough, which surged 28 percent after receiving a buy-out offer from Murray & Roberts.

  • The anti-energy president?     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports police arrested a woman in connection with the green paint vandalism in Washington DC. Also, President Obama said the Keystone Pipeline "might create 2,000 jobs during construction," though TransCanada estimates there will be 13,000 jobs in construction alone, and 20,000 overall. John Kilduff, Again Capital, shares his opinions.