Ethan Field

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Rising To The Challenge

While BUILDER 100 companies' efforts to diversify across the country left some of them exposed to more faltering markets instead of insulating them against regional downturns, the same builders' access to capital, solid balance sheets, and the ability to lower prices once again allowed them to take market share from their smaller competitors. Read more

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Or Not ...

Usually, where there's smoke, there's fire. But in the case of reports circulating the industry like wildfire in January, that Charlotte, N.C.–based Bank of America Corp. was in discussions to buy Calabasas, Calif.–based Countrywide Financial Corp., there was only smoke. Or so says Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis. Read more

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