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  • Sales of US new homes fall in July Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell for a second straight month in July, but a surge in the stock of properties on the market and a moderation in price increases should help to stimulate demand in the months ahead.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US new-home sales Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. The report will be released Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Sales of existing homes rose 2.4 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million, the National Association of Realtors reported last week.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $21.84. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.27. Lennar Corp. rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $39.17.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $21.85. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.29. Lennar Corp. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $38.99.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 09 or. 4 percent, to $21.80. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.28. Lennar Corp. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $39.02.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 01 or percent, to $21.90. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.29. Lennar Corp. rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $39.11.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home sales Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in July. The report is scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. Eastern on Thursday. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently told Congress that housing has proven to be disappointing this year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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