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  • Cramer: The secret catalyst to the US housing boom Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:32 PM ET
    A worker prepares to move a piece of pipe into place as he works on new home construction in Petaluma, Calif.

    Jim Cramer has cracked the case on why there is a boom on housing materials being sold, and not on new homes being built.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed amid firming oil prices, moderate housing data and some debate over Yellen's congressional testimony.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- New U.S. single-family home sales fell only slightly in January despite big declines in the snow-battered Northeast while supply rose to its highest level since 2010, hopeful signs for a sluggish housing market. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that sales dipped 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- New U.S. single-family home sales fell less than expected in January and supply rose to its highest level since 2010, hopeful signs for a sluggish housing market. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that sales dipped 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units. December's sales pace was revised up to 482,000 units,...

  • Nice rally, but major indices seem stretched Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:14 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Big indices are far above their 50-day moving averages. When these indices get too far from that average, there is a reversion to the mean.

  • Wall Street on edge after Yellen, housing data in focus Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:20 AM ET
    Construction crews work on new town homes in Erie, Colorado.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat open on Wednesday after comments from Fed Chair Yellen's speech to Congress.

  • Early movers: LOW, DHR, HTZ, CHK, HPQ & more Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • I'm optimistic about home improvement sector: CEO Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    Home improvement and housing are finally positioned to take off this year, Jeffrey Lorberbaum tells CNBC.

  • Feb 25- Lowe's Cos Inc, the No. 2 U.S. home improvement chain, reported same-store sales well above analysts' estimates as lower gas prices and an improving job market encouraged Americans to spend more on home renovations. The forecast translates to sales of $58.75- $59.04 billion- above the average analyst estimate of $58.52 billion, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • Wall Street on edge after Yellen, housing in focus Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:11 AM ET
    Construction crews work on new town homes in Erie, Colorado.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat open on Wednesday after comments from Fed Chair Yellen's speech to Congress.

  • Lowe's fourth-quarter sales up 7.5 pct Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:10 AM ET

    Feb 25- Lowe's Cos Inc, the No. 2 U.S. home improvement products retailer, reported a 7.5 percent rise in quarterly sales as lower gas prices and an improving job market encouraged Americans to spend more on home renovations. Net income rose to $450 million, or 46 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 30, from $306 million, or 29 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Higher renovation spending drives sales at Lowe's Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:05 AM ET
    An employee works in the paint department at a Lowe's Cos. store in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Lowe's posted quarterly earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street expectations Wednesday, sending shares higher in premarket trading.

  • Yellen keeps the markets calm Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:46 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The regular session saw a fairly broad rally, even as Janet Yellen talked about rates.

  • Home Depot profit rises 36%, warns on currency Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 7:15 AM ET
    A customer purchases the last available generator at a Home Depot Inc. store in Secaucus, New Jersey.

    Home Depot reported a jump in quarterly profit, but warned the strong dollar would weigh on full-year results.

  • Feb 23- Congestion at the U.S. West Coast ports could take as much as two months to unwind, according to port and trade group officials, with retailers and other companies bracing for further shipment delays after the apparent resolution of a months-long labor dispute. "It's not going to be fast," Jon Slangerup, chief executive officer of the Port of Long Beach, told...

  • Some stocks have shown they can brave the cold Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    Winter storm boston

    There's no doubt many businesses across the U.S. have suffered greatly from this year's winter storms. But not everybody.

  • Late on Friday, the European Union agreed to a four-month extension for Greece, and a late rally pushed the S&P 500 above technical resistance level of 2,100 after several failed attempts earlier in the week. "The market has done quite well this week holding things together," said Frank Cappelleri, technical market analyst and trader at Instinet LLC in New York.

  • Lightning Round: I'm putting my chips on this Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    Mad Money Lightning Round

    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • Men are actually registering for wedding gifts Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:21 PM ET
    Man shopping online

    MyRegistry.com is eyeing male consumers as a key part of its growth strategy for 2015.

  • Home Depot hiring more than 80K workers for spring Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    Sign outside a Home Depot store in Hawthorne, New York.

    Home Depot said it has started to hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for the spring selling season, the company's busiest period.