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  • Early Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 57 or 1.9 percent, to $30.47. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 72 or 2.3 percent, to $32.16.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 25 or 1.1 percent, to $22.36. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 02 or. 5 percent, to $3.80. Lennar Corp. rose$. 39 or. 9 percent, to $43.34.

  • *Existing home sales rise 2.4 percent in September. WASHINGTON, Oct 21- U.S. home resales jumped to their highest level in a year in September, the latest indication that the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales rose 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.17 million units,...

  • U.S. existing home sales hit one-year high in September Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 21- U.S. home resales jumped to their highest level in a year in September, the latest indication that the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales rose 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.17 million units, the strongest reading since September of last year.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Fluor rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $62.38. Foster Wheeler fell$. 42 or 1.4 percent, to $29.90. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $31.44.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 55 or 2.6 percent, to $22.11. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 07 or 1.9 percent, to $3.78. Lennar Corp. rose $1.49 or 3.6 percent, to $42.95.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 45 or 1.5 percent, to $29.87. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 29 or. 9 percent, to $31.19.

  • Report on whistleblower is inconclusive Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash.— The U.S. Department of Energy's inspector general on Monday said it could not determine if a whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was fired for raising safety concerns because two contractors failed to provide all the documents needed in the investigation. Donna Busche was fired in February after raising questions about the...

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 37 or 1.7 percent, to $21.93. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 08 or 2.2 percent, to $3.79. Lennar Corp. rose $1.14 or 2.7 percent, to $42.60.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 28 or. 9 percent, to $30.04. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 37 or 1.2 percent, to $31.11.

  • CAIRO, Oct 20- SODIC, one of Egypt's largest listed real estate developers, plans to invest 2.4 billion Egyptian pounds in 2015 and is hunting for new projects as the sector recovers from three years of turmoil, its managing director said. Egypt's once-booming construction sector was hit hard by the 2011 revolt that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30- year rule but ushered...

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    DR Horton rose $1.25 or 6.2 percent, to $21.56. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 21 or 6.0 percent, to $3.71. Lennar Corp. rose $1.78 or 4.5 percent, to $41.46.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Fluor rose $1.15 or 1.9 percent, to $62.25. Foster Wheeler rose$. 15 or. 5 percent, to $30.32. Quanta Services Inc. rose $1.11 or 3.7 percent, to $31.48.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 00 or 4.9 percent, to $21.31. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 24 or 6.7 percent, to $3.74. Lennar Corp. rose $2.16 or 5.4 percent, to $41.84.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 24 or. 8 percent, to $30.41. Quanta Services Inc. rose $1.10 or 3.6 percent, to $31.47.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 12 or. 6 percent, to $20.43. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 19 or 5.4 percent, to $3.69. Lennar Corp. rose$. 39 or 1.0 percent, to $40.07.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $30.34. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 77 or 2.5 percent, to $31.14.

  • Apartments pushed up US homebuilding in September Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding. Housing starts rose 6.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million homes, the Commerce Department said Friday. Almost all of the gains came from apartment construction— a volatile category— which increased 18.5...

  • Ahead of the bell: US home construction Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September. The report will be released Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. Prices rose 6.4 percent in August compared with a year ago, according to real estate data provider CoreLogic.

  • China jails 2 reporters accused of faking stories Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 5:09 AM ET

    The Yuelu District Court in the central city of Changsha sentenced Chen Yongzhou to one year and 10 months in jail for what it said were false reports accusing construction equipment manufacturer Zoomlion of announcing phony financial information. Last month, police in Shanghai detained the publisher and general manager of the influential financial...