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  • Can't sell your home? How about remodeling Sunday, 4 May 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Worker laying flooring

    Homeowners are increasingly looking back at their own homes for makeovers rather than looking ahead to move up.

  • Nice snapback in residential construction  Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight on the latest ISM Index number, construction spending from March and initial jobless claims.

  • ISM good, construction spending weak: Santelli  Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports April's ISM Index resulted at 54.9, and March construction spending was up 0.2 percent.

  • Massive fire engulfs construction site  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    NBC News' Janet Shamlian reports on a construction site fire that left a construction worker dangling from a balcony.

  • Home prices to grow slowly: Economist  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    Discussing low construction's impact on the overall housing market and home prices, with Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist.

  • Can't increase prices 'fast enough': Mohawk CEO Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Construction material costs have been rising so fast it's hard to keep pace, Mohawk CEO Jeffrey Lorberbaum tells CNBC.

  • Deere CEO: Livestock farmers seeing improvement  Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells speaks with Deere CEO Sam Allen about economics of agricultural supply and demand.

  • February ISM Index: 53.2  Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the February ISM index is 53.2.

  • Cramer: How to bet on this frigid weather  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer says nonresidential construction will make a comeback, and tells investors the best way to play that trend.

  • Hotel construction challenges at Sochi  Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Ted Knighton, Interstate Hotels & Resorts president & COO, discusses the reality of building in Sochi and provides insight into the challenges hotel operators are facing at the Olympics.

  • January ISM manufacturing 51.3  Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest ISM manufacturing data and December construction spending. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on the numbers.

  • Strong ADP points to upbeat jobs report  Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the significance of today's strong ADP data and if the strength of the number puts pressure on the Federal Reserve to normalize monetary policy.

  • Buffett's crisis-era bet on USG grows Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 1:03 PM ET
    US Gypsum (USG) dry wall board plant at Plaster City, near El Centro, Calif.

    Berkshire Hathaway has converted much of its debt in building products company USG into more than $600 million of common stock.

  • Cruise sector: No pricing growth in 10 years  Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    Joel Simkins, Credit Suisse gaming, lodging, and leisure analyst, discusses the proposal to build a $1.3 billion stadium on the strip in Las Vegas and provides insight on leisure stocks.

  • Al Bahr: Tradition and innovation  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    The Al Bahr building is one of the first in the Middle East to have received a LEED environmental design award. Bryan Hamilton from Aedas Architects reveals how traditional Islamic art and architecture was used to develop it.

  • Top 5 innovations in building materials  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    These are the top 5 innovations in building materials, according to Sascha Peters, the founder and owner of Haute Innovation. Watch out for algae, and fungus-based foam.

  • How to innovate in timber  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Innovative timber techniques are increasingly used to develop greener buildings. CNBC visits GRM & Biowood, which manufactures sustainable timber by mixing wood scraps with PVC powder.

  • Home Depot ups outlook again after strong quarter Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 6:02 AM ET

    Home Depot reported a rise in profit and sales as the world's largest home improvement chain continued to benefit from a U.S. housing market recovery.

  • 'For Sale' signs are displayed in front of new homes.

    Canada is careering towards a sharp fall in house prices with ultralow interest rates taking their toll on the property market, Goldman Sachs reports.

  • Owens Corning's CEO celebrates the company's 75th birthday today. Its CEO, Michael Thaman, discusses the housing market, and says all its businesses improved in Q3, and is on track with its guidance for the year. We're not seeing big remodeling coming back yet, he says.