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KB Home: Why This Homebuilder Will Never Be Great Again

Most homebuilders saw their shares pop higher Tuesday after heavyweight Lennar released better-than-expected quarterly numbers -- but not KB Home. In fact, its shares actually fell. Here's why KB isn't invited to the housing recovery party.

Home Prices Fell in January in Most US Cities

Home prices fell in January for a fifth straight month in most major U.S. cities, as modest sales increases have yet to boost prices. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home-price index released Tuesday showed that prices dropped in January from December in 16 of 19 cities tracked.

Consumer Confidence Up in February

A private research group says that consumer confidence in February rose dramatically from last month to the highest level since a year ago when the U.S. economy's outlook started to look brighter before souring again. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 70.8, up from a revised 61.5 in January, helped by consumers' improving assessment of the job market. Analysts had expected a reading of 63. The February reading marks the highest level since February 2011 when it was 72.0.

Survey: Home Prices Down in Most Major US Cities

U.S. home prices are falling again in most major cities after posting small gains over in the summer and spring, the latest evidence that the troubled housing market won't recover any time soon. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index shows prices dropped in September from August in 17 of the 20 cities tracked.

Home Prices Slip, and Some Markets Hit New Lows

Home prices declined slightly in January from last year, but the pace of the price declines has slowed, according to S&P/Case-Shiller's Home Price Indices, a monthly report that monitors residential home prices in 20 metro areas across the U.S..