Builders Face Headwinds From Rising Land and Labor Costs

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Investors will get fresh insight into the U.S. home builder sector next week as Toll Brothers Inc. and Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. report earnings. Shares in the sector have trailed the broader market in recent months.

Don't Hold Your Breath on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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Comments by Steven Mnuchin have excited holders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares, but the two companies’ fates are far from decided.

Pratt & Whitney Union Members Approve Five-Year Contract

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Workers at jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney ratified a five-year contract Sunday, avoiding a potential labor dispute when the company is trying to increase production of new engines for commercial airliners.

Aging Population, Stagnant Productivity Challenge Donald Trump's Growth Plan

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President-elect Donald Trump and his emerging team are confident their proposed tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks will spark a dramatic upswing in economic growth. Two forces will make that tough: an aging population and stagnant productivity.

Fitbit's Challenge: Become a 'Need-to-Have'

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As growth slows and the novelty of wearable fitness gadgets fades for many customers, the company is trying to position its products as health tools that measure long-term conditions.

Huawei's Hard-Charging Workplace Culture Drives Growth, Demands Sacrifice

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Founder Ren Zhengfei’s intense style looms large at world’s No. 3 smartphone maker, where employees are rewarded for things like forgoing vacations and overtime.

Irrational Exuberance: Alan Greenspan's Call,20 Years Later

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The former Fed chairman’s phrase has since transcended Wall Street, Main Street and even the best-seller list, claiming a place as one of the most iconic in financial markets.

Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Level Since Before Recession

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U.S. employers hired at a steady clip in November while the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, the lowest level in nine years—signs of enduring labor-market growth that will likely leave Fed officials on track to raise rates this month.

Inventory Check: We Went to the Stores

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Heard on the Street is conducting an experiment to see how retailers’ claim that low inventory will mean less discounting is playing out.

Global Bond Markets: Into the Maelstrom

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The storm that battered bond markets in November doesn’t seem likely to abate just yet.

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