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  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- U.S. housing stocks, which have been a bright spot in this year's market, were among the hardest hit in Monday's selloff. KB Home sank 6.8 percent to $14.01, while Lennar fell 6.3 percent to $50.08 and PulteGroup dropped 6.3 percent to $19.62, leading losses among home builders. "When you get this sharp of a decline, people start to worry about...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- U.S. housing stocks, which have been a bright spot in this year's market, were among the hardest hit in Monday's selloff. Among home builders, PulteGroup sank 5.7 percent to $19.74 and KB Home tumbled 5.6 percent to $14.19, suffering the biggest losses. "When you get this sharp of a decline, people start to worry about downpayments and a reassessments of...

  • *Wal-Mart hits over 2 year low after weak results. Aug 18- U.S. stocks fell in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, dragged down by Wal-Mart's weaker-than-expected results and a selloff in energy and material shares on renewed fears about China. Wal-Mart fell as much as 3.3 percent to a nearly 2-1/ 2 year low of $69.55 after its weak results and forecast.

  • *Wal-Mart falls after weaker-than-expected results. Aug 18- U.S. stocks erased most of their losses in late morning trading on Tuesday, as strong results from Home Depot and strong housing data helped offset a slump in Chinese shares and Wal-Mart's weaker-than-expected results. Home Depot rose as much as 3.4 percent to a record high of $123.80 after the home...

  • June 24- Lennar Corp, the second-largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a better-than-expected jump in quarterly profit as it sold more homes at higher prices across the United States, especially in the West and Southeast Florida markets. Homebuilders Meritage Homes Corp, KB Home, PulteGroup Inc, D.R. Horton Inc and many of the sector's other stocks were trading 1-3...

  • June 24- Lennar Corp, the second-largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a better-than-expected 33 percent jump in quarterly profit as it sold more homes at higher prices. New home orders climbed about 18 percent in the second quarter ended May 31, compared with a year earlier, Lennar said, and grew at about the same pace as in the first quarter. Net income attributable to...

  • On Monday, the National Association of Realtors is expected to report strong growth in existing home sales for May. On Wednesday, Lennar, the No. 2 U.S. homebuilder is expected to report that it had a strong second quarter. Construction materials supplier Vulcan Materials has risen 35.8 percent so far this year and home improvement and building products firm...

  • June 19- U.S. stocks fell on Friday ahead of a summit next week that could decide whether Greece will need to print its own currency and ditch the euro. As bank withdrawals across Greece ballooned to about 4.2 billion euros this week, the European Central Bank boosted its emergency funding for Greek banks. "It's sort of the last lifeline they are going to throw out to...

  • *ConAgra rises after Jana Partners takes stake in company. June 19- U.S. stocks were down in early afternoon trading on Friday, a day after a strong rally pushed the Nasdaq Composite index to a record high, but the major indexes were still on track for their strongest weekly performance in about two months. The Greece crisis also showed no signs of receding.

  • Greece in the spotlight for Wall Street Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 8:09 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock markets were expected to open a touch firmer on Friday, extending the previous day's gains, with all eyes on Greece.

  • Greece in the spotlight for Wall Street Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock markets were expected to open a touch firmer on Friday, extending the previous day's gains, with all eyes on Greece.

  • Final acts in Greek drama may be rough for markets Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 7:28 PM ET
    A man wears a Greek flag during a pro-government rally calling on Greece's European and International Monetary creditors to soften their stance in the cash-for-reforms talks in Athens, Greece, June 17, 2015.

    Markets may take the tensions around Greece's debt talks more seriously Friday, ahead of a weekend that may end with the country in an even more perilous state.

  • Wall Street to eye Greece, sentiment data Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday, with sentiment hit by bad signs from Greece and skepticism over the U.S. economic recovery.

  • 4 housing stocks to watch on strong data Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:35 PM ET
    Home Depot cashier at a Miami store.

    "Fast Money" traders discussed how to trade stocks in the housing sector after unexpectedly strong data on Tuesday morning.

  • A house that thumbs its nose at the drought Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 12:47 PM ET
    KB Home is teaming up with the U.S. arm of an Australian company, Nexus eWater, which can recycle 2/3 of the water you use in your home on site.

    New technology is rolling out in drought-parched California that enables homes to recycle two-thirds of the water they use.

  • Spring break: Homebuilders are confident Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    House For Sale

    U.S. homebuilders are gearing up for a sharp rise in demand this spring as Americans become more confident about keeping their jobs.

  • Lennar Corp, Toll Brothers Inc and KB Home, among the top six builders, together reported an average 19 percent increase in orders in the latest quarter, up from 3.3 percent in the same period last year. Lennar, the No.2 U.S. homebuilder after D.R. Horton Inc, said on Thursday it expected single-family housing starts and permits to rebound "shortly".

  • KB Home stock jumps on strong earnings Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 9:39 AM ET
    A KB Home sign stands in front of a house under construction in Lake Forest, California.

    KB Home's shares were up sharply after the company reported better-than-expected first quarter earnings on Friday.

  • Futures higher as Street eyes earnings, Fed speakers Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:22 AM ET
    An employee handles a jewel ring at the Tiffany and Co jewellery store.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open, as investors digested earnings reports and awaited speeches by two U.S. Fed policymakers.

  • It's all about Fed, but watch for these flareups Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:01 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The Fed in the coming week may finally signal it's on a course to raise rates, and anticipation of a change in its zero-rate policy has been sending ripples through markets.