WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. housing starts rose but below market expectations and building permits fell in March, pointing to underlying weakness in the housing market that could persist despite improving weather.» Read More
Discussing the FAA standoff and why Congress can't get the deal done, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson; Randy Babbitt, FAA Administrator; Jared Bernstein. Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, and Armstrong Williams, television and radio host.
A look at the slowdown in infrastructure stocks and the construction sector, with Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research.
President Obama urges Congress to break the impasse over FAA funding and speaks out on the damaging impact the debt limit fight has had on the economy.
Private-sector meteorologists are selling customized weather data to a myriad of enterprises — from agriculture to construction to transportation .
Is a spike in existing home sales a positive sign for investors? Discussing the outlook in home building, with Richard Dugas, PulteGroup CEO.
Dan DiMicco gives Cramer his 3-point plan for creating jobs in the U.S.
Swedish construction company Skanska is expanding to Romania, banking on growth potential and infrastructure needs in the European Union's newest member, Skanska Executive Vice President Roman Wieczorek told CNBC.com.
Data from the US housing market has not made for nice reading in recent months but one analysts believes the worst could well be over and that if you take a closer look at the data prices are stabilizing.
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China's government has got an ambitious plan to divert trillions of gallons of water from the Yangtze River to quench the thirst of the millions of Chinese in the country's north plain. But the expensive plan is raising a lot of eyebrows. The NYT reports.
The question now is how much economic growth may slow, before the authorities shift from controlling inflation to revving the growth engine. The NYT reports.
Although it hasn't made sense lately, Cramer sees the market making a shift.
More than two months after natural disasters struck Japan, the country can finally rebuild, prompting a shift into industrial names.
Use this opportunity to buy stocks at a lower price than where they should be.
The buyers’ market for vacation homes is likely to continue for years, with activity largely limited to buyers with enough cash to circumvent a tighter, post-recession lending environment.
A month after the tsunami ripped apart the north-east coast of Japan, 36 families from Rikuzentakata have become the first to shift their few possessions into temporary housing, a move that marks a new beginning but also reinforces anxieties about what lies ahead. The FT reports.
More than 11,000 extra staff are forecast to be employed by banks and financial services firms across London over the next three years despite fears about regulation and taxation, reflecting renewed confidence in the capital and the wider economy.
Finding Qatar on a map may be as difficult as learning how to pronounce the country's name. But analysts say that shouldn't stop investors from targeting the small desert nation—as long as they understand the business culture .
Mad Money host Jim Cramer interviews crane and food service company Manitowoc's CEO Glen Tellock. The company has had a good run, but may have more in the tank, in large part because of the rebuilding that needs to take place in Japan.
Cramer looks at what's behind the market's recent rally.