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.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Several of America's largest enterprises including Boeing Co and United Parcel Service Inc warned the Federal Reserve on Tuesday that restricting Wall Street's trading in physical commodity markets could harm their business.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- A swathe of some of America's biggest industrial firms including Boeing and UPS warned the Federal Reserve on Tuesday that restricting Wall Street's trading in physical commodity markets could harm their business.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
With mortgage rates hitting a two year high in July, can the strength in housing can continue?
Within days of breaking through to record highs, stocks are set to smash through another milestone, but after 1700, the path for the S&P 500 is less certain.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
An ongoing rebound in the new home market is leading to better sales of building materials and new appliances, CEOs told CNBC on Wednesday.
Owens Corning posted strong Q1 earnings. CEO Mike Thaman offers insight on the quarter and the company's plans for the rest of 2013.
Earnings: Still choppy, but mostly good news for tech and building materials.
Apple briefly got some of its shine back, after it delivered a package of capital programs that shareholders have been clamoring for.
It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.
The "Talking Squawk" blog is meant to be a funny, sarcastic look at business news through the unique "Squawk Box" lens. But it was difficult to think about anything from that viewpoint this week.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
Although the U.S. housing market is improving, some analysts are saying the run may be over for the home builder stocks.
Owens Corning CEO Michael Thaman discusses quarterly earnings, and the state of the housing market. "We believe we will begin to grow in 2013, and we'll probably have a 3-4 year run where we could see 10-15 percent growth," he says.
Is housing slowing down? January housing starts, at 890,000, was below expectations of 925,000, which follows the poor showing of the National Association of Home Builders builder sentiment index.
One problem with stocks at new highs: Corporate buybacks have been dropping, hitting an eight-month low last week, according to TrimTabs.
Most stocks trade in tandem with the market. But some tend to bounce back a little faster.
Companies such as environmental cleanup specialist Clean Harbors Inc, building supply chains Home Depot Inc and Lowe's Cos Inc, building products makers Owens Corning and Beacon Roofing Supply Inc, and generator manufacturer Generac Holdings Inc surged in early trading on the assumption that the recovery from Sandy will take years and boost sales.
Companies like environmental cleanup specialist Clean Harbors, building supply chains Home Depot and Lowe's, building products makers Owens Corning and Beacon Roofing and generator manufacturer Generac Holdings surged in early trading on the assumption that the recovery from Sandy will take years and boost sales.