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  • 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.

  • DUESSELDORF/ BERLIN, Nov 6- A leading Social Democrat warned on Wednesday that the European Union planned to investigate German renewable energy discounts for industry, a move that could end up hitting a raft of companies operating in Europe's biggest economy.

  • ANALYSIS-Cracks start to show in frontier markets Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 4:38 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 6- Three years ago, a trip to the Southern Kenya production facilities of Canadian company Africa Oil attracted only seven potential investors. In a world of low yields and paltry growth, the attraction of frontier markets- the lesser developed emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America- is pretty clear.

  • European shares slip from highs, BMW sags Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 7:04 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 5- European shares set new five-year highs on Tuesday before dipping after mixed results from blue chips, with uncertainty in the run-up to an ECB policy meeting also keeping investor enthusiasm in check.

  • UPDATE 1-Holcim sees lower full-year cement sales Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 2:02 AM ET

    ZURICH, Nov 5- Holcim, the world's largest cement maker by market value, said on Tuesday it does not expect 2013 sales volumes to reach last year's levels, due in part to sluggish demand in some key emerging markets.

  • '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.

  • One year after Sandy: NYC real estate     Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 3:37 PM ET

    Discussing the recovery projects from Sandy in downtown Manhattan, with Rudin Management vice chairman & CEO Bill Rudin. "With tremendous leadership, we got the Federal money for recovery," he says.

  • US construction spending approaches 4-1/2 year high Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 10:06 AM ET
    Tyvek attic wrap from DuPont

    U.S. construction spending hit a near 4-1/2 year high in August, boosted by increases in both private and public outlays, a hopeful sign for third-quarter economic growth.

  • Big payoff for high-end home 'flippers'     Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 10:56 AM ET

    As home prices are rising, a new breed of "flippers" are honing in on high-end neighborhoods. CNBC's Diana Olick shares American Coastal Properties will buy, remodel and flip between 30-50 high-end homes this year in sought-after locations.

  • Crane fails in Manhattan     Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    A sky crane appeared to be raising a load of concrete when it failed at one of Manhattan's tallest residential towers. CNBC's Robert Frank reports the site of the incident is at the same building known for an infamous crane failure during Superstorm Sandy.

  • Komatsu: China market among Asia's bright spots     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 9:42 PM ET

    Tetsuji Ohashi, President & CEO of Komatsu warns that construction and mining across Asia remains weak and explains why he's cautiously optimistic on China.

  • Home Depot CEO: No plans for global expansion Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:39 PM ET
    Frank Blake, CEO, Home Depot

    The U.S. housing market is strengthening, and Home Depot CEO Frank Blake said his company has no plans to expand globally.

  • ISM best in over 2 years     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on upbeat economic data. Both the ISM manufacturing report, as well as construction spending data will play a role in the Fed's thinking.

  • Canada's housing market teeters on the brink Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 2:05 AM ET
    Views Of Downtown Condominium Construction As Mortgage Reduces Home-Starts Forecast on Slow Economy.

    Canada's overheated housing market continues to defy a U.S. style real estate crash, but even the most optimistic of investors are now bracing for pain.

  • Preventing a sinkhole     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    How do you know which areas are prone to sinkholes? Larry Madrid, Madrid Engineering Group, offers insight.

  • Florida sinkhole just outside of Disney World     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 1:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the latest on the 100 foot sinkhole in Florida swallowing up a building at a resort just outside of Disney World.

  • Is China heading for a fall? Just look to the skies Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    A view of the under-construction Shanghai Tower

    The near-completion of the Shanghai Tower and the beginning of work on the world's tallest building in Changsha could be clear signs that the Chinese economy is heading for a fall.

  • Duncan Brock, director of CIPS, tells CNBC why the July construction PMI is has hit the highest level in over three years.

  • Travis Perkins bounced back in Q2: CEO     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Geoff Cooper, CEO of Travis Perkins, comments on how the group outperformed the sector.

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