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  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 45 or 1.9 percent, to $24.62. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 14 or 3.3 percent, to $4.61. Lennar Corp. rose$. 82 or 2.1 percent, to $40.71.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $34.03. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.98.

  • AP Top Financial News At 1:18 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Study: US millennials buying homes later US stocks rise in midday trading on earnings news Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit Once a niche, local foods becoming big business BMW recalls 1.6 M 3- Series cars for air bag problem US homebuilder confidence surges in July US factory output rises for 5th straight month

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Murdoch's Fox bid for Time Warner is rejected US stocks move higher; Time Warner soars US homebuilder confidence surges in July Study: US millennials buying homes later Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit Workers seek to keep endangered casinos open US factory output rises for 5th straight month Higher gasoline costs raise US producer prices Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt rise in May Airbus A380s tested over air leak problems

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 36 or 1.5 percent, to $24.53. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 10 or 2.2 percent, to $4.56. Lennar Corp. rose$. 67 or 1.7 percent, to $40.56.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $34.09. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $34.89.

  • AP Top Financial News At 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    Murdoch's Fox bid for Time Warner is rejected US stocks rise in early trading on earnings news US homebuilder confidence surges in July Study: US millennials buying homes later Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit US factory output rises for 5th straight month Higher gasoline costs raise US producer prices Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt rise in May BMW recalls 1.6 M 3- Series cars for air bag problem Italy's Gtech buying IGT for $4.7 B

  • US homebuilder confidence surges in July Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market surged this month to the highest level since January, reflecting a pickup in sales of new homes and heightened expectations for sales the second half of the year. The brighter sales outlook suggests home construction could pick up in coming months after a sluggish start this year.

  • Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling homes in 27 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one. Standard Pacific, based in Irvine, decided to offer pet suites after conducting livability studies with homeowners.

  • SHANGHAI, July 16- Chinese construction firm Huatong Road& Bridge Group Co Ltd said on Wednesday it might fail to pay investors both interest and principal due on a one-year short-term bill issue that matures on July 23. If Huatong fails to pay, it would be the first such publicly announced default in China's interbank market, the country's largest bond market.

  • Japanese nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    TOKYO— A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety regulations Wednesday, an important step toward restarting the country's first reactors under the tighter rules applied after the 2011 disaster.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $34.10. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $34.95.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $24.13. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.52. Lennar Corp. fell$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $40.09.

  • 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.