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  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $34.09. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $35.00.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $24.17. Lennar Corp. rose$. 02 or percent, to $40.29. Pulte Homes Inc. rose$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $19.79.

  • Stocks move higher on earnings, acquisition news Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    Stocks shook off last week's doldrums and finished sharply higher Monday, driven by a round of corporate deal news and strong earnings from Citigroup. Investors cheered AECOM Technology's $4 billion acquisition of engineering and construction services company URS Corp., sending URS' stock up 11.6 percent and AECOM 8.6 percent.

  • 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.

  • July 13- Engineering design firm AECOM Technology Corp on Sunday said it would pay about $4 billion to acquire engineering and construction services firm URS Corp. AECOM in a news release said it would pay $56.31 a share in cash and stock for URS. URS stockholders will receive $33 in cash and 0.734 share of AECOM common stock for each URS share.

  • July 13- Engineering design firm AECOM Technology Corp on Sunday said it would pay about $4 billion in cash and stock to acquire URS Corp, an engineering and construction services company, to create a combined company with about $19 billion in annual sales and more than 95,000 employees.

  • July 13- Engineering design firm AECOM Technology Corp on Sunday said it would pay about $6 billion in cash and stock to acquire URS Corp, an engineering and construction services company, to create a combined company with about $19 billion in annual sales and more than 95,000 employees.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 2.30 PM ET Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    BRUSSELS/ MOSCOW- The European Union seeks to reassure Russia that a free-trade pact with Ukraine is not aimed at hurting Moscow, but rejects calls to postpone implementation, offering more talks instead.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 33 or 1.3 percent, to $24.10. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.58. Lennar Corp. fell$. 17 or. 4 percent, to $40.48.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $33.70. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.70.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $33.69. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $34.49.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 30 or 1.2 percent, to $24.12. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $4.61. Lennar Corp. fell$. 27 or. 7 percent, to $40.38.

  • NEW YORK, July 11- URS Corp, an engineering and construction services company with a market value of $3.5 billion, has recently held talks with industry rivals and buyout firms about a potential sale of the company, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Engineering firm to add jobs in Kentucky Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    FRANKFORT, Ky.— An engineering firm has announced plans to expand its operations in Boyd County in northeastern Kentucky. EN Engineering currently employs nearly 90 workers in the state, and is expanding its engineering capacity to better serve the tri-state region of Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $33.86. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 22 or. 6 percent, to $34.84.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $24.52. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 03 or. 6 percent, to $4.70. Lennar Corp. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $40.89.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 24 or. 7 percent, to $33.69. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 50 or 1.4 percent, to $34.56.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 15 or. 6 percent, to $24.30. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 05 or 1.1 percent, to $4.68. Pulte Homes Inc. fell$. 15 or. 7 percent, to $19.88.

  • Hagel says nuclear operation has drifted Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Many of the recent problems in the U.S. nuclear forces have occurred in the Air Force, but in February the Navy announced that dozens of senior enlisted instructors at a Navy nuclear propulsion school in South Carolina were accused of cheating on written tests that help them qualify to operate nuclear reactors.

  • *Dubai Holding chief Byat says phase one to be ready in 3 yrs. DUBAI, July 8- Dubai Holding, the investment vehicle of the emirate's ruler, will need 25 billion dirhams to build an entertainment district that will include the world's largest shopping mall, its chief executive said on Tuesday.