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  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $21.89. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.32. Lennar Corp. rose$. 20 or. 5 percent, to $39.00.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 08 or. 3 percent, to $21.90. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.32. Lennar Corp. fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $38.69.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Copper rose to a one-week high on Wednesday as robust U.S. housing data overnight boosted sentiment and buyers in top metals consumer China took advantage of low prices to build stocks. Copper is used mostly in the construction industry for cables, electric wiring, plumbing and in heating and ventilation systems.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $21.87. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 02 or. 5 percent, to $4.30. Lennar Corp. fell$. 21 or. 5 percent, to $38.59.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Copper rose on Wednesday in response to robust U.S. housing data overnight and buyers in top metals consumer China taking advantage of low prices to build stocks. Copper is used mostly in the construction industry for cables, electric wiring, plumbing and in heating and ventilation systems.

  • *Euro/dollar at 9- month low, risks fall below $1.30. *Dollar/yen seen testing July peak of 103.15 yen. TOKYO, Aug 20- The dollar held firm near 11- month high against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data added to hopes of a firming recovery in the world's biggest economy.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 69 or 3.3 percent, to $21.82. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 06 or 1.4 percent, to $4.28. Lennar Corp. rose $1.25 or 3.3 percent, to $38.80.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    U.S. stocks gained Tuesday after investors got some encouraging news about home building, inflation and corporate earnings. Investors were encouraged by a bounce in home construction last month and news that consumer prices rose at the slowest pace in five months.

  • Home Depot and Lennar are big market movers Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Home Depot Inc., up $4.64 to $88.23. Lennar Corp., up $1.25 to $38.80.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 60 or 2.8 percent, to $21.73. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 08 or 1.9 percent, to $4.30. Lennar Corp. rose $1.26 or 3.3 percent, to $38.81.

  • Furthermore, the solid activity reported in new construction and by Home Depot Inc in its quarterly report on Tuesday may in part be due to activity delayed by bad weather in the first quarter.

  • US housing story     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Construction workers at the Norton Commons subdivision in Louisville, Kentucky, May 13, 2014.

    CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the story behind housing starts. Olick shows what areas of the U.S. saw the biggest jump in construction.

  • US stocks move higher; Home Depot rises Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are moving higher in midday trading after investors got some encouraging news about home building and corporate earnings. Home Depot jumped 6 percent after its income surged thanks to a rebound in its spring selling season. Lennar and KB Home each rose 3 percent.

  • What's driving Home Depot     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Discussing Home Depot's strong Q2 performance and growth across all geographies, with Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray senior analyst. Keith says investors will reward Home Depot for solid execution and strong management.

  • No problem with Home Depot     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan breaks down Home Depot's strong quarter as the home improvement retailer beat on both the top and bottom lines.

  • Thompson's market open: Housing stocks pop     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the market is seeing early gains today as housing-related stocks rise after upbeat data and earnings in the sector.

  • US stocks open higher; Home Depot rises Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Better news on home building and corporate earnings are sending stocks higher. Home Depot rose 4 percent after reporting that its quarterly income surged thanks to a rebound in its spring selling season. Lennar and KB Home each rose 3 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- U.S. housing starts rebounded strongly in July, pointing to momentum in the economy, but a moderate increase in consumer prices suggested the Federal Reserve has room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • *Home Depot climbs after earnings, outlook. NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S. stocks were poised for a higher open on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight day of gains, after solid earnings from Home Depot and supportive economic data on inflation and the housing market.

  • Cramer: Home Depot's incredible quarter     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down Home Depot's strong Q2 earnings, and explains how the fantastic quarter could impact the Fed raising rates.

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