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  • PulteGroup Inc. added 59 cents, or 2.7 percent, to $22.13. Toll Brothers Inc. rose 60 cents to $38.81. D.R. Horton Inc. gained 55 cents, or 2 percent, to $27.67.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- U.S. consumer prices rebounded in February as gasoline prices rose for the first time since June, and there were also signs of an uptick in underlying inflation pressures, keeping the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates this year. "The disinflationary thrust that has gripped the U.S. economy for the better part of the past year...

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 27 or 1.0 percent, to $27.39. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 05 or 1.4 percent, to $3.51. Lennar Corp. rose$. 64 or 1.3 percent, to $50.18.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 26 or. 4 percent, to $58.14. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $28.30.

  • US new-home sales surge in February Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Sales of new U.S. homes in February climbed to their fastest pace in seven years, as an otherwise dormant housing market showed fresh signs of life. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales shot up 7.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000, the strongest performance since February 2008.

  • U.S. new home sales hit seven-year high in February Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 24- New U.S. single-family home sales surged in February to their highest level in seven years despite harsh winter weather, in a hopeful sign for the housing market. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday sales jumped 7.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000 units, the highest level since February 2008.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US new-home sales Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports February sales of new homes Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Sales of existing homes in the first two months of 2015 are running behind the weak pace set last year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Buyer traffic slowed, according to an industry survey for the the National Association of Home...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina's workplace safety agency said Tuesday that it may be months before it finishes an investigation into why a scaffold with several men on it broke free from the facade of a high-rise construction project and killed three workers. All work at the Charter Square building in Raleigh has been halted while the State Department of Labor...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading:. Fluor rose$. 59 or 1.0 percent, to $57.88. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 27 or 1.0 percent, to $28.31.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 21 or. 8 percent, to $27.12. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 03 or. 9 percent, to $3.46. Lennar Corp. fell$. 72 or 1.4 percent, to $49.54.

  • RIYADH, March 23- Saudi Arabia's cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to tax undeveloped land in urban areas, a policy which could help to end a shortage of affordable homes and spur economic growth. The decision was the first major economic policy initiative announced by the government since King Salman took the throne in January, and may indicate he intends to...

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $27.36. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 04 or 1.1 percent, to $3.53. Lennar Corp. rose$. 29 or. 6 percent, to $50.55.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 76 or 1.3 percent, to $58.05. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 42 or 1.5 percent, to $28.46.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- U.S. home resales rebounded modestly in February against the backdrop of a persistent shortage of properties on the market, a trend that could undermine the spring selling season. The Fed singled out housing as a sector that remains slow, and it still is, but that doesn't mean the Fed shouldn't hike rates, "said Joel Naroff, chief economist at...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- U.S. home resales rebounded modestly in February as a persistent shortage of properties on the market spurred the biggest price jump in a year, a trend that could undermine the spring selling season. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday that existing home sales rose 1.2 percent to an annual rate of 4.88 million units.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 08 or. 3 percent, to $27.41. Lennar Corp. rose$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $50.52. Pulte Homes Inc. rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $21.85.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 31 or. 5 percent, to $57.60. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 24 or. 9 percent, to $28.28.

  • US home sales rebound slightly in February Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Slightly more Americans bought homes in February, but tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather point to sluggish sales in the coming few months. Sales of existing homes rose 1.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million, a slight rebound after plunging in January yet still underperforming...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home sales Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The National Association of Realtors reports on February sales of existing homes Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Housing starts plunged 17 percent in February, the Commerce Department reported last week. Buyer traffic also slipped last month, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo index.

  • NEW YORK, March 22- As the dollar surged in the last 12 months, David Marcus, head of the Evermore Global Value fund, steadily increased his stake in Europe. Demand for a way to hedge currency exposure while investing in Europe helped the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund bring in $5.3 billion in new assets over the first two months of the year, the most of any equity...