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  • LOS ANGELES— The market for new U.S. homes strengthened for much of 2015, with sales rising 14.5 percent through the first 11 months of the year. Earlier this month, KB Home reported lower-than-expected revenue for its fourth fiscal quarter as harsh weather in some parts of the country and labor shortages delayed the completion of some homes.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a sharply lower open on Thursday after trading in China was suspended for the second time in a week.

  • *Expenses include charge of $20 mln. Oct 22- PulteGroup Inc's quarterly profit fell more than a fifth as the No.3 U.S. homebuilder sold fewer homes due to construction delays from labor shortages and recorded charges related to litigation costs. The median hourly wage for a construction laborer in the United States was $15.12 in 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau...

  • Your first look for Tuesday Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade: YHOO, KBH & more

    The "Fast Money" traders gave their final thoughts of the day.

  • *Caterpillar sinks after cutting sales forecast. Sept 24- U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent in early trading on Thursday as Caterpillar's forecast cut weighed on industrials. Caterpillar fell 7 percent to its lowest level since 2010 after the company cut its 2015 revenue forecast and said it could cut up to 10,000 jobs.

  • Wall Street on edge ahead of Yellen speech Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Thursday as traders looked to a speech on inflation and policy from Janet Yellen.

  • US STOCKS-Futures fall sharply; Yellen speech awaited Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    Sept 24- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Thursday as concerns about global economic growth grew and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. *U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Wednesday, as weak factory data from China and the United States led to a selloff in materials and industrial stocks. *U.S. economic data expected on Thursday...

  • What can Yellen and Xi do for markets Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 6:57 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    After a post-Fed battering, markets head into the week ahead seeking clarity, especially from two key people—Janet Yellen and Xi Jinping.

  • Watching the Fed? 6 trades ahead of the meeting Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    A worker cuts a piece of pipe as he builds a new home in Petaluma, California.

    As traders prepare for rocky market moves on the Fed's policy decision, "Fast Money" traders looked to housing and airline stocks.

  • 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...

  • 6 plays on surging homebuilder stocks Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 7:04 PM ET
    Construction workers building a new home in Miami, Florida.

    Homebuilder stocks have surged ahead of the broader market this year, and "Fast Money" traders believe that run should continue.

  • PIMCO headquarters in Newport Beach, California

    Pimco: Housing bull

  • Cramer: Only bright spot left in the market Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    A worker cuts a piece of pipe as he builds a new home in Petaluma, California.

    Jim Cramer sees one shining star out there for investors to grab up, regardless of what happens in Greece.

  • Cramer’s new position on Fed rate hike: Go now Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve

    CNBC's Jim Cramer has had a change in heart about when the Fed should raise rates after seeing more positive economic data.

  • 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.