Stocks Lennar Corp

  • Housing and autos are in the news, but how's business? Answer: the bottom is still murky.

  • Tuesday: Consumer confidence squeaked above its record low. Ford announced an incentive program -- covering payments if a buyer is laid off -- similar to Hyundai's. GM's new CEO Fritz henderson said bankruptcy is possible within 60 days. J.P. Morgan said global banks will write down $17 billion more. CNBC heard from experts who said retail looks less scary, housing is finally coming back — but warned that inflation could be "kryptonite" for bonds.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday, following a sharp decline in the previous session as investors digested the Obama administration’s tough stance on General Motors and Chrysler.

  • Japan announced that they will unveil another stimulus plan. Isn't this the third one for this downturn? I've lost track. ... Ford announces incentive program; Street believes GM is next. This is similar to the successful Hyundai Assurance Program. Lennar reported a loss. HSBC up 5% in pre-market trading as CEO Michael Geoghegan reiterated that the London-based bank will not need any government money.

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    In this Web Extra, the traders talk earnings from homebuilder Lenar and education provider Apollo. Also Tuesday is the last day of the quarter, should you make adjustments?

  • There was a selloff today, but it was on very light volume. Not surprisingly, bank stocks, which have collectively rallied 50 percent in the last three weeks, were down about 10 percent as a group. ... We are definitely heading toward some kind of denouement, and that can only be a good thing..

  • Well, the Federal Reserve chairman didn’t say that exactly. But the central bank’s announcement Wednesday sure seemed to imply it.

  • Lennar is seeing a feeding frenzy of bearish options trading, as hedge fund managers circulate rumors that the homebuilder has hired a bankruptcy law firm.

  • Investing is a Darwinian death match these days. Here’s how you live through it.

  • Stocks staged a comeback in the final hour of trading Thursday following news that the Obama administration is mulling a new plan to subsidize mortgage payments for homeowners in jeopardy. In other words, the market finally got what Treasury Secretary Geithner failed to deliver: Details.

  • Home Construction

    Hope for a modest recovery in the housing sector spurred by a recent decline in mortgage rates, seems to be a far fetched pipe dream.

  • Stocks continued their slide Monday as the economy and what is expected to be a horrendous earnings season formed a one-two punch to knock out hopes for a January rally.

  • Stocks were stuck in negative territory Monday, with pervading worries about the recession and the ways in which quarterly earnings reports would reflect economic difficulties dominating investor concerns.

  • Wall Street was looking at a slightly lower open Monday as traders took a leery view of the kickoff to earnings season.

  • The Dow logged its worst week since late November, erasing all of last week's gains in a brutal week littered with layoffs and profit warnings, and capped with a surge in unemployment.

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    Lennar shares came under pressure Friday following fraud rumors after a letter questioning a late 1990s transaction surfaced on the Internet.

  • The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • Major homebuilders are down across the board today as Lennar faces fraud accusations from a self-described consumer group.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • The promise of an Obama stimulus package has raised hopes that the battered housing sector will soon stabilize. That's encouraged investors to buy home builder stocks — but Ivy Zelman of Zelman and Associates warns investors to be very selective.