Construction Sector Performance
WASHINGTON - A flurry of new data Friday showed the economy is improving - with temporary help from the government.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's $800 billion-plus economic stimulus law may not be earning good grades with the public, but the White House claims it's on track to produce the promised 3.5 million jobs.
WASHINGTON - Construction spending rose in August as a big jump in government building projects offset further weakness in the private sector.
REVAVA, West Bank - Jewish settlers released balloons and broke ground on a kindergarten in celebration Sunday as a 10-month construction slowdown expired, while U.S.
NEW HOME SALES WEAK: New homes sold at the second-slowest pace on record in August, signaling that the housing market will remain a drag on the economy.
- August new home sales second slowest on record
- Pace of new home sales second slowest on record
- Settlement freeze has barely slowed construction
- Homebuilding industry years away from recovery
- Stocks waver ahead of Federal Reserve decisions
- Stock futures rise on jump in housing starts
- Home construction jumps 10.5 pct in August
- Homebuilders' confidence stuck at 18-month low
- Hovnanian trims loss for fiscal Q3
- Manufacturing in US and aboard lifts economy
- US manufacturing grows for 13th straight month
- Construction activity declines 1 percent in July
- Americans' economic confidence ticks up slightly
- Economic growth slows to 1.6 pct. in the spring
- Snapshot of economy about to get a lot bleaker
- Summary Box: Home sales, goods orders both sink
- Bad news on homes, goods adds to air of recession
- Oil settles higher after 6 days of declines
- Stocks recover following weak home sales report
- Oil rises after 6 days of declines
- Recovery in danger as firms, homebuyers cut back
- More bad news on home sales sends stocks lower
- July new home sales fall to slowest pace on record
- Stocks fall on weak durable goods orders
- Weak US data shakes markets once again
- Stock futures fall on weak durable goods orders
- Stocks drop after sharp fall in July home sales
- Stocks drop on global economic worries
- Stock futures drop on global economic worries
- Summary Box: Economy sending mixed signals
- Factories aid bumpy recovery, housing still weak
- Stocks rise on earnings, economic reports
- Stock futures rise on earnings, economic reports
- Housing construction rises 1.7 percent in July
- Stock futures rise ahead of batch of economic data