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  • PRETORIA, Aug 26- South Africa avoided slipping into recession in the second quarter as solid growth in agriculture and finance outweighed a plunge in production in the strike-hit mining sector, data showed on Tuesday.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 01 or percent, to $21.58. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 04 or 1.0 percent, to $4.18. Lennar Corp. fell$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $38.80.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $32.70. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $36.18.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    Fluor rose $1.05 or 1.4 percent, to $74.98. Foster Wheeler rose$. 30 or. 9 percent, to $32.65. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $36.08.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 25 or 1.1 percent, to $21.59. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 05 or 1.2 percent, to $4.22. Lennar Corp. fell$. 22 or. 6 percent, to $38.95.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell for a second straight month in July, but a surge in the stock of properties on the market and slower price gains should help stimulate demand in the months ahead. "The housing market continues to recover," said Sam Bullard, a senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • *New home sales fall 2.4 percent in July. WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell for a second straight month in July, but a surge in the stock of properties on the market and a moderation in price increases should help to stimulate demand in the months ahead.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 32 or 1.0 percent, to $32.67. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $36.22.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $21.91. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 02 or. 5 percent, to $4.29. Lennar Corp. rose$. 21 or. 5 percent, to $39.38.

  • Sales of US new homes fall in July Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell for a second straight month in July, but a surge in the stock of properties on the market and a moderation in price increases should help to stimulate demand in the months ahead.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US new-home sales Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. The report will be released Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Sales of existing homes rose 2.4 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million, the National Association of Realtors reported last week.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $73.93. Foster Wheeler rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $32.35. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $36.20.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $21.84. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.27. Lennar Corp. rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $39.17.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $32.41. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $36.20.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $21.85. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.29. Lennar Corp. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $38.99.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $74.11. Foster Wheeler rose$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $32.32. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 82 or 2.3 percent, to $35.99.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 09 or. 4 percent, to $21.80. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.28. Lennar Corp. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $39.02.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $32.37. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 73 or 2.1 percent, to $35.90.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 01 or percent, to $21.90. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.29. Lennar Corp. rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $39.11.