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Wall Street's Week Ahead: Earnings, Housing and the China Question

This week will bring answers to questions that have hung over the market for months: Will slower growth in China put a dent in U.S. companies' income? Will new housing numbers come in strong enough to keep homebuilders flying high? How much did Superstorm Sandy cost insurers? Here's what to watch.

KB Home Posts Narrower Earnings Loss

KB Home (KBH) reported a quarterly loss of 2 cents per share, compared with 87 cents per share a year earlier. Revenue was $501 million in the quarter ended Aug. 31, the company said in a statement. That%u2019s a 9% increase from a year earlier.