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  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    DR Horton fell $1.00 or 4.2 percent, to $22.76. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 25 or 6.9 percent, to $3.35. Lennar Corp. fell $1.28 or 3.0 percent, to $41.92.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Fluor fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $53.98. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 29 or 1.1 percent, to $26.08.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 35 or. 6 percent, to $53.68. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 32 or 1.2 percent, to $26.06.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 96 or 4.0 percent, to $22.80. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 25 or 6.9 percent, to $3.35. Lennar Corp. fell $1.25 or 2.9 percent, to $41.96.

  • U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects ahead of the spring homebuying season, traditionally the peak period for home sales. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Tuesday slipped this month to 57, down one point from a revised reading of 58 in December.

  • U.S. homebuilder sentiment edges lower in January -NAHB Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    Jan 20- U.S. homebuilder sentiment fell modestly in January, but builder sentiment remained stronger than the early months of 2014, the National Association of Home Builders said on Tuesday. The index has not been below 50 since June 2014. "After seven months above the key 50 benchmark, builder sentiment is reflecting the gradual improvement that is occurring in...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading:. Fluor rose $1.33 or 2.5 percent, to $54.03. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 58 or 2.2 percent, to $26.37.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:19 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 58 or 2.5 percent, to $23.76. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 18 or 5.3 percent, to $3.60. Lennar Corp. rose$. 72 or 1.7 percent, to $43.20.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 24 or 1.0 percent, to $23.42. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 12 or 3.5 percent, to $3.54. Lennar Corp. rose$. 79 or 1.8 percent, to $43.27.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose $1.15 or 2.2 percent, to $53.85. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 53 or 2.1 percent, to $26.32.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 01 or percent, to $52.71. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 18 or. 7 percent, to $25.97.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 66 or 2.8 percent, to $22.52. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 06 or 1.8 percent, to $3.36. Lennar Corp. fell$. 63 or 1.5 percent, to $41.85.

  • Fixing the US STEM problem: Bill Nye Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” speaking at the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Gala 2014

    Bill Nye, "The Science Guy" weighs in on how to fix the US's problem of not being able to fill millions of STEM jobs.

  • UPDATE 3-Lennar to Houston: We have a problem Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    Jan 15- Lennar Corp, the second-largest U.S. homebuilder by the number of homes sold, said it expects 2015 margins to be squeezed as falling oil prices hurt demand in Houston, a city heavily dependent on the energy sector. The warning overshadowed a 50 percent jump in quarterly profit and pushed Lennar's shares down as much as 9 percent. Houston accounted for about...

  • Jan 15- Lennar Corp, the second-largest U.S. homebuilder by the number of homes sold, reported its first fall in quarterly margins in three years and forecast a further drop in 2015 as costs rise. The warning overshadowed a 50 percent jump in quarterly profit and pushed Lennar's shares down as much as 4.3 percent in morning trading on Thursday.

  • Lennar profit beats on strong home sales Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    A sign advertising available homes is posted at a housing development in Dublin, California.

    Lennar reported a better-than-expected 50 percent jump in quarterly profit as it sold more homes at higher prices.

  • Jan 15- Lennar Corp, the second largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a better-than-expected 50 percent jump in quarterly profit as it sold more homes at higher prices. Lennar's shares rose 1.6 percent to $46.49 in premarket trading on Thursday. Net income attributable to Lennar rose to $245.3 million, or $1.07 per share, from $164.1 million, or 73 cents per share, a...

  • Lennar profit rises 50 pct on higher home sales Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    Jan 15- U.S. homebuilder Lennar Corp reported a 50 percent rise in quarterly profit as it sold more homes at higher prices, and said orders rose 22 percent. Net income attributable to Lennar rose to $245.3 million for the fourth quarter ended Nov. 30, or $1.07 per share, from $164.1 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier. Total revenue rose about 35 percent to $2.58...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 14- China Railway Construction Corp looks poised to clinch a contract to build a $3.75 billion Mexican high-speed train system even after its original winning bid was revoked when it became engulfed in a political scandal, say sources with knowledge of the bidding. Mexico on Wednesday revealed fresh preliminary bid terms for the tainted train...

  • *KB Home forecasts drop in gross margins. Shares of homebuilders fell 1.5 percent after KB Home forecast a drop in gross margins for the first quarter. Homebuilder stocks had been up earlier in the session, but KB Home dropped 16.3 percent to $13.87, its biggest percentage fall since 1992..