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  • AP Top Financial News At 11:34 a.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar US homebuilder confidence rises in August China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses Unemployment rises in most US states in July Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78 K Irish bonds yields hit record low after upgrade Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:29 a.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar US homebuilder confidence rises in August China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78 K Irish bonds yields hit record low after upgrade Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:15 a.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar US homebuilder confidence rises in August China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78 K Irish bonds yields hit record low after upgrade Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:05 a.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks open higher; Europe stocks rebound Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar US homebuilder confidence rises in August China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78 K Irish bonds yields hit record low after upgrade Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring

  • AP Top Financial News At 11 a.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks open higher; Europe stocks rebound Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar US homebuilder confidence rises in August China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78 K Irish bonds yields hit record low after upgrade Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring

  • *Losses in UK gilt market also a factor in U.S. bond market. Treasury debt prices fell on Monday after three days of gains, as risk appetite returned following upbeat U.S. housing data and easing tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine, two global sore spots.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 43 or 2.1 percent, to $21.27. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 10 or 2.5 percent, to $4.07. Lennar Corp. rose$. 82 or 2.2 percent, to $37.76.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $32.36. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 52 or 1.5 percent, to $35.11.

  • AP Top Financial News At 10:28 a.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks open higher; Europe stocks rebound Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar US homebuilder confidence rises in August China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78 K Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring EU pledges $168 m to offset Russia sanctions cost

  • AP Top Financial News At 10:25 a.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks open higher; Europe stocks rebound Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar US homebuilder confidence rises in August China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78 K Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring EU pledges $168 m to offset Russia sanctions cost

  • AP Top Financial News At 10 a.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    US stocks open higher; Europe stocks rebound McDonald's confronts its junk food image Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar US homebuilder confidence rises in August China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78 K Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring EU pledges $168 m to offset Russia sanctions cost

  • US homebuilder confidence rises in August Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects headed into next year, a sign that home construction and sales of newly built homes may pick up after stalling this summer. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday rose this month to 55, up two points from a revised reading of 53 in July.

  • AP Top Financial News At 10 a.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks open higher; Family Dollar jumps Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar US homebuilder confidence rises in August China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78 K Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring EU pledges $168 m to offset Russia sanctions cost

  • Delays for SC nuclear plant pressure industry Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    The latest announcement came this week from executives at SCANA Corp., which has been warned by its builders the startup of the first of two new reactors in South Carolina could be delayed two years or more.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    Fluor fell$. 78 or 1.1 percent, to $72.25. Foster Wheeler fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $32.22. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 37 or 1.1 percent, to $34.59.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $20.84. Lennar Corp. fell$. 23 or. 6 percent, to $36.94. Pulte Homes Inc. fell$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $18.27.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 26 or 1.2 percent, to $20.61. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $3.96. Lennar Corp. fell$. 38 or 1.0 percent, to $36.79.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $32.14. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $34.64.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $20.93. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 03 or. 8 percent, to $4.00. Lennar Corp. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $37.19.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $32.37. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $35.22.