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KB Home, Ryland Group and Taylor Morrison saw more activity between key settlement dates.
History may not be of use in predicting the effects of the impending shut down.
A government shutdown and debt default loom as Democrats and Republicans continue to battle over money. The fighting could affect markets next week.
Bloomberg News says the retail giant is telling suppliers it's trimming inventory buying because consumers are still reluctant to spend big.
More activity may erupt in the next few days, however, if Congress and the Obama administration want to avoid closing the federal government next week.
Stocks sell off after the House votes to defund Obamacare, setting up a showdown between Senate Democrats and the Obama administration.
Gina Martin Adams' target implies that the market will drop 16% in little more than 3 months.
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The offering could become the second-biggest this year if underwriters exercise an option to buy more shares.
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