A stronger housing market and growing overseas demand have pushed prices to an 8-year high, ending the industry's long recession.
The blue chip index had its second-best finish ever on Monday and could break its 2007 record this week. But gains may be limited by Friday's big jobs report.
The sudden swings and lurches aren't in synch with the data in any way.
Stocks are mixed, with the Dow supported by the post-earnings performance of Home Depot.
US markets set to open higher, despite yesterday's huge losses on the heels of Italy's murky election results.
For now, there's nothing wrong with watching from the sidelines and letting the selling run its course.
Lowe's, Macy's, and other retailers will report earnings. Herbalife activist investors struggle for dominance. February auto sales will be announced.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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