Construction Materials


  • Is U.S. Housing Market Stabilizing? Monday, 4 Dec 2006 | 1:24 PM ET

    It's the first key economic report of the week. The National Association of Realtors is out with its October report on pending home sales. CNBC’s Diana Olick keeps on top of the data and here’s what she had to say on “Morning Call.”

  • Lafarge Sells Roofing Business for $3.16 billon Monday, 4 Dec 2006 | 7:41 AM ET

    French cement giant Lafarge SA said Monday it will sell its roofing business to private equity firm PAI Partners for $3.16 billion.

  • U.S. Manufacturing Data Down: Should The Fed Act? Friday, 1 Dec 2006 | 11:18 AM ET

    ISM Manufacturing Data was released this morning. The index fell to 49.5 for November--down from 51.2 in October and signifying a contraction in U.S. manufacturing. Construction spending dropped by the most in five years in October--sliding 1 percent. Now eyes turn back to the Fed and how they'll react.

  • "Morning Call" Preview on ISM Numbers Friday, 1 Dec 2006 | 8:34 AM ET

    We're going to have the ISM numbers just as soon as they are released. The report-- from The Institute for Supply Management will probably show its manufacturing index for November was at 51.8. That compares with October's reading of 51.2-- which was the lowest since June 2003.

  • CNBC's Liesman: Putting The Numbers In Perspective Wednesday, 29 Nov 2006 | 11:22 AM ET

    U.S. economic growth turns out to have been better in the third quarter than originally expected. But new home sales in October turned out to be a lot worse than expected. On  Morning Call--CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman put the data in perspective.

  • Rinker Rejects Cemex Bid Tuesday, 28 Nov 2006 | 10:24 PM ET

    Australian building materials maker Rinker Group formally rejected a $12 billion takeover bid by Mexico's Cemex on Wednesday as opportunistic, and said the company was worth nearly 40% more.