A report from Wells Fargo reveals a booming mortgage business -- and a U.S. economy in fine shape.
Profitable US homebuilder NVR is a rarity in an ill-starred industry.
After the best June for stocks in at least 12 years, the coming week compresses a lot of information into 4 days. The big event is Friday's jobs report, but key reports are due on manufacturing and auto sales. Europe will move markets as well.
The major averages rise for the second straight day on guidance from Lennar and a strong pending-home-sales report. Facebook slips on mixed analyst ratings. Arena Pharmaceuticals soars after its new weight-loss drug wins an FDA OK.
Investors sell on fears Europeans can't solve their debt crisis. Crude oil briefly falls below $79; gold moves higher. News Corp. may split into 2 companies. The Supreme Court won't rule on health care until Thursday.
The two builders plan to develop a huge community in Lake Forest, California.
Stocks fall broadly, and crude oil sinks below $80 as a widely watched manufacturing report disappoints. Existing-home sales dip. Bed Bath & Beyond and Celegene shares slump. Big banks are downgraded by Moody's.
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