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  • WRAPUP 2-U.S. industry shows some vigor, but housing soft Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    *Industrial output up 0.7 in March. WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. industrial production rose at a faster-than-expected clip in March, the latest sign the economy was gaining momentum.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. housing starts rose but below market expectations and building permits fell in March, pointing to underlying weakness in the housing market that could persist despite improving weather.

  • US home building up in March after frigid winter Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, up 2.8 percent from 920,000 in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON— US home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction.

  • U.S. housing starts rise less than expected, permits fall Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. housing starts rose less than expected in March and building permits fell, pointing to underlying weakness in the housing market that could persist despite better weather. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday groundbreaking increased 2.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000..

  • March housing starts up 2.8%     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on housing. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on what it indicates about the health of the bond market.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home construction Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in March. BUILDER CONFIDENCE: On Tuesday, the National Association of Home Builders reported that builders' confidence rose slightly in April but remained at a low level.

  • April 15- Associated Materials Group Inc, a maker of home-building products, said on Tuesday it had decided to withdraw its plans for an initial public offering. Last July, the company, owned by buyout firm Hellman& Friedman LLC, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an IPO of up to $100 million.

  • Scarce land could blunt recovery for U.S. homebuilders Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction index has regained much of the ground lost in the second half of 2013, when rising mortgage rates and wider economic uncertainty broke an 18- month winning streak for homebuilder stocks. The average forecast covers D.R. Horton Inc, PulteGroup Inc, Lennar Corp, KB Home and Toll Brothers Inc..

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- U.S. consumer prices firmed a bit in March, as food and housing rental costs rose in a possible sign that a disinflationary trend had run its course. "The sharp upswing in housing costs could be an early signal of a more sustained push higher in inflation," said Millan Mulraine, deputy chief economist at TD Securities in New York.

  • US stocks drift lower at midday; Homebuilders sink Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are moving lower in midday trading, giving up an early gain. Beazer Homes, Ryland Group and other homebuilder stocks fell after a survey showed that the industry's confidence in the housing market remains low. Johnson& Johnson rose 2 percent after reporting higher profits.

  • US homebuilder confidence edges up in April Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land.

  • US NAHB April housing index reads 47     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest April home builder sentiment data.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 15 or. 7 percent, to $21.76. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 07 or 1.5 percent, to $4.55. Lennar Corp. rose$. 22 or. 6 percent, to $38.95.

  • AP Top Financial News At 10:03 a.m. EDT Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    US consumer prices rose just 0.2 percent in March Yellen says Fed examining additional bank rules J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips World stocks mostly down on Ukraine, China jitters US homebuilder confidence edges up in April Zebra to spend $3.45 B on Motorola business Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt increase US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 12 or. 6 percent, to $21.73. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.61. Pulte Homes Inc. rose$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $18.74.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 43 or 2.0 percent, to $22.04. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 06 or 1.3 percent, to $4.68. Lennar Corp. rose$. 51 or 1.3 percent, to $39.24.

  • EBBSFLEET, England, April 13- Where Britain's first new town in over 40 years is due to be built there is little more than a gaping hole- a symbol of the huge housing shortage successive governments have failed to fill.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 22 or 1.0 percent, to $21.57. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 07 or 1.4 percent, to $4.68. Lennar Corp. fell$. 38 or 1.0 percent, to $38.80.

  • The looming bankruptcy that could paralyze transit Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    Key senators offered announced an outline of a new measure that would pour an additional $16 billion a year into the Highway Trust Fund.

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