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UPDATE 1-D.R. Horton posts narrower loss

NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - D.R. Horton Inc, the biggest U.S. homebuilder, reported on Friday a narrower quarterly loss, citing soft demand after the expiration of the federal government's homebuyer tax credit. The company reported a fourth-quarter loss of $8.9 million, or 3 cents per share, compared with a loss last year of $234.9 million, or 74 cents per share. Homebuilding revenue slid to $925.7 million from $1 billion last year. (Reporting by Helen Chernikoff; Editing by Derek Caney) Keywords: DRHORTON/ (Reuters Messaging: helen.chernikoff.reuters.com@reuters.net; e-mail: helen.chernikoff@reuters.com; Tel: +1-646-223-6127) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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