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  • US home construction drops 9.3 percent in June Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home construction fell in June to the slowest pace in nine months, a setback to hopes that housing is regaining momentum and will boost economic growth this year. Construction fell 9.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000 homes, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

  • U.S. housing starts, permits decline in June Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 17- U.S. housing starts and building permits unexpectedly fell in June, suggesting the housing market recovery was struggling to get back on track after stalling in late 2013.. Groundbreaking declined 9.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual 893,000 million unit-pace, the lowest since September, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home construction Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in June. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. EST Thursday. The National Association of Home Builders reported Wednesday that homebuilder confidence surged, reflecting a pickup in sales of new homes and heightened expectations for sales in the second half of the year.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 45 or 1.9 percent, to $24.62. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 14 or 3.3 percent, to $4.61. Lennar Corp. rose$. 82 or 2.1 percent, to $40.71.

  • AP Top Financial News At 1:18 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Study: US millennials buying homes later US stocks rise in midday trading on earnings news Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit Once a niche, local foods becoming big business BMW recalls 1.6 M 3- Series cars for air bag problem US homebuilder confidence surges in July US factory output rises for 5th straight month

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Murdoch's Fox bid for Time Warner is rejected US stocks move higher; Time Warner soars US homebuilder confidence surges in July Study: US millennials buying homes later Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit Workers seek to keep endangered casinos open US factory output rises for 5th straight month Higher gasoline costs raise US producer prices Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt rise in May Airbus A380s tested over air leak problems

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 36 or 1.5 percent, to $24.53. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 10 or 2.2 percent, to $4.56. Lennar Corp. rose$. 67 or 1.7 percent, to $40.56.

  • AP Top Financial News At 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    Murdoch's Fox bid for Time Warner is rejected US stocks rise in early trading on earnings news US homebuilder confidence surges in July Study: US millennials buying homes later Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit US factory output rises for 5th straight month Higher gasoline costs raise US producer prices Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt rise in May BMW recalls 1.6 M 3- Series cars for air bag problem Italy's Gtech buying IGT for $4.7 B

  • US homebuilder confidence surges in July Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market surged this month to the highest level since January, reflecting a pickup in sales of new homes and heightened expectations for sales the second half of the year. The brighter sales outlook suggests home construction could pick up in coming months after a sluggish start this year.

  • Home builder confidence rises to 53     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest home builder confidence data.

  • Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling homes in 27 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one. Standard Pacific, based in Irvine, decided to offer pet suites after conducting livability studies with homeowners.

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for June, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve releases Industrial Production for June, 9:15 a.m.. WASHINGTON— National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for July, 10 a.m..

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $24.13. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.52. Lennar Corp. fell$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $40.09.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $24.17. Lennar Corp. rose$. 02 or percent, to $40.29. Pulte Homes Inc. rose$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $19.79.

  • Freedom Tower designer in $4B construction deal Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    AECOM's projects include One World Trade Center in New York City.

    AECOM Technology said it will pay $4 billion to acquire URS in an acquisition that is expected to complete in October.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 33 or 1.3 percent, to $24.10. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.58. Lennar Corp. fell$. 17 or. 4 percent, to $40.48.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 30 or 1.2 percent, to $24.12. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $4.61. Lennar Corp. fell$. 27 or. 7 percent, to $40.38.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $24.52. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 03 or. 6 percent, to $4.70. Lennar Corp. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $40.89.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 15 or. 6 percent, to $24.30. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 05 or 1.1 percent, to $4.68. Pulte Homes Inc. fell$. 15 or. 7 percent, to $19.88.

  • World Cup overpass project collapses in Brazil Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 4:57 PM ET
    File Photo - Fans of the Brazilian football team buy food on the street from a mobile catering van after watching Brazil play Cameroon on June 23, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    An overpass in Brazil that was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan has collapsed onto vehicles below.

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