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  • Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    The Standard& Poor's 500 index closed within six points of its all-time high Tuesday, less than two weeks after slumping on concerns about rising tensions in Iraq and Ukraine. Home Depot, the nation's largest home improvement retailer, rose after raising its annual profit forecast following a strong spring selling season.

  • NEW YORK— Don Pardo,' Saturday Night Live' announcer whose voice was part of cultural fabric, dies at 96..

  • Treasury yields pulled away from recent lows on upbeat U.S. housing data and hopes of progress in the Ukraine crisis.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 29 or 1.4 percent, to $21.13. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 25 or 6.3 percent, to $4.22. Lennar Corp. rose$. 61 or 1.7 percent, to $37.55.

  • *Dollar General offers to buy Family Dollar. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with the Nasdaq closing at a 14- year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions in Russia gave investors reasons to make bigger bets on the equity market.

  • AP Top Financial News At 4:40 p.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340 Community Health details attack on patient records UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports Unemployment rises in most US states in July Government wants to make cars talk to each other US homebuilder confidence rises in August

  • AP Top Financial News At 4:13 p.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets US stocks move higher; Dollar General jumps Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340 Community Health details attack on patient records UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports Unemployment rises in most US states in July Government wants to make cars talk to each other US homebuilder confidence rises in August

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, with the Nasdaq closing at a 14- year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions in Russia emboldened investors in the equity market. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 175.83 points or 1.06 percent, to end unofficially at 16,838.74.

  • AP Top Financial News At 4 p.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340 US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid Community Health details attack on patient records UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports Unemployment rises in most US states in July Government wants to make cars talk to each other US homebuilder confidence rises in August

  • AP Top Financial News At 3:37 p.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340 US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid Community Health details attack on patient records UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports Unemployment rises in most US states in July Government wants to make cars talk to each other US homebuilder confidence rises in August

  • Home Depot, Lowe's or both?     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:27 PM ET

    James Ramelli, KeenOnTheMarket.com trader, and Jamie Katz Morningstar equity analyst, discuss which home improvement store is the better buy, Home Depot or Lowe's.

  • *Ukraine, Middle East tensions ease. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. 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.

  • AP Top Financial News At 3:16 p.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    McDonald's confronts its junk food image Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340 US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid Community Health details attack on patient records UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports Unemployment rises in most US states in July Government wants to make cars talk to each other US homebuilder confidence rises in August

  • *Russia: Humanitarian convoy issue resolved, but no cease-fire. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with the Dow up roughly 1 percent and the Nasdaq at a 14- year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions between Russia and Ukraine brightened investors' view of the outlook for equities.

  • AP Top Financial News At 1:36 p.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000 McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid Community Health details attack on patient records UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports Unemployment rises in most US states in July Government wants to make cars talk to each other US homebuilder confidence rises in August

  • Reality of improving home builder sentiment     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the surprising home builder confidence data for August.

  • AP Top Financial News At 1 p.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000 McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid Community Health details attack on patient records UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports Unemployment rises in most US states in July Government wants to make cars talk to each other US homebuilder confidence rises in August

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:46 p.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000 McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid Community Health details attack on patient records UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports Unemployment rises in most US states in July Government wants to make cars talk to each other US homebuilder confidence rises in August PriceWaterhouseCoopers to pay $25 M in bank case

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:45 p.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000 McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid Community Health details attack on patient records UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports Unemployment rises in most US states in July Government wants to make cars talk to each other US homebuilder confidence rises in August PriceWaterhouseCoopers to pay $25 M in bank case

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:28 p.m. EDT Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000 McDonald's confronts its junk food image US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid Community Health details attack on patient records UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports Unemployment rises in most US states in July Government wants to make cars talk to each other US homebuilder confidence rises in August PriceWaterhouseCoopers to pay $25 M in bank case

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