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  • Ahead of the Bell: US home sales Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in July. The report is scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. Eastern on Thursday. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently told Congress that housing has proven to be disappointing this year.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 62 or. 8 percent, to $74.29. Foster Wheeler fell$. 28 or. 9 percent, to $32.11. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $35.17.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $21.89. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.32. Lennar Corp. rose$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $39.00.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $32.22. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $35.18.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 08 or. 3 percent, to $21.90. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.32. Lennar Corp. fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $38.69.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Copper rose to a one-week high on Wednesday as robust U.S. housing data overnight boosted sentiment and buyers in top metals consumer China took advantage of low prices to build stocks. Copper is used mostly in the construction industry for cables, electric wiring, plumbing and in heating and ventilation systems.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $21.87. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 02 or. 5 percent, to $4.30. Lennar Corp. fell$. 21 or. 5 percent, to $38.59.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 18 or. 6 percent, to $32.21. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $35.46.

  • *Carillion ends pursuit of merger with Balfour Beatty. LONDON, Aug 20- British construction company Carillion said it had abandoned its pursuit of a merger with Balfour Beatty on Wednesday after Balfour rejected its advances for the third time.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Copper rose on Wednesday in response to robust U.S. housing data overnight and buyers in top metals consumer China taking advantage of low prices to build stocks. Copper is used mostly in the construction industry for cables, electric wiring, plumbing and in heating and ventilation systems.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- British construction company Balfour Beatty rejected a third merger proposal from Carillion on Wednesday, saying a turnaround strategy centred on the sale of its U.S. engineering business was a better prospect for investors.

  • UPDATE 1-Balfour Beatty rejects third Carillion offer Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:47 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 20- British engineering company Balfour Beatty on Wednesday rejected Carillion's third merger proposal, saying it failed to address the risks in the deal and only represented a small increase in value.

  • Balfour Beatty rejects third Carillion offer Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:16 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 20- British engineering company Balfour Beatty on Wednesday rejected Carillion's third merger proposal, saying it failed to address its concerns over risks to the business.

  • *Euro/dollar at 9- month low, risks fall below $1.30. *Dollar/yen seen testing July peak of 103.15 yen. TOKYO, Aug 20- The dollar held firm near 11- month high against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data added to hopes of a firming recovery in the world's biggest economy.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 69 or 3.3 percent, to $21.82. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 06 or 1.4 percent, to $4.28. Lennar Corp. rose $1.25 or 3.3 percent, to $38.80.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 31 or. 4 percent, to $73.67. Foster Wheeler fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $32.39. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $35.32.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    U.S. stocks gained Tuesday after investors got some encouraging news about home building, inflation and corporate earnings. Investors were encouraged by a bounce in home construction last month and news that consumer prices rose at the slowest pace in five months.

  • Home Depot and Lennar are big market movers Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Home Depot Inc., up $4.64 to $88.23. Lennar Corp., up $1.25 to $38.80.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 60 or 2.8 percent, to $21.73. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 08 or 1.9 percent, to $4.30. Lennar Corp. rose $1.26 or 3.3 percent, to $38.81.

  • Furthermore, the solid activity reported in new construction and by Home Depot Inc in its quarterly report on Tuesday may in part be due to activity delayed by bad weather in the first quarter.