Beazer Homes Fires Chief Accounting Officer (BUILDER Online) Chief Accounting Officer Michael Rand is terminated by the Atlanta-based home builder for attempting to destroy company documents.

Immigration Legislation Fails (BUILDER Online) President Bush's proposed immigration overhaul bill does not gain enough support in the Senate to pass.

New-Home Sales Continue to Slip (BUILDER Online) May marks the fourth time in five months that sales are down.

St. Louis Builder Uses Styrofoam to Go Green (St. Louis Company says Styrofoam insulation should cut energy bills by 40 percent.

Pocono Real Estate Scandal Civil Case Settled (BUILDER Online) The leading figure in the Pocono region housing flap can still build but is banned from the mortgage business.

Toll Brothers CEO Weighs In on Slumping Market (Reuters) Robert Toll says April '08 will mark a change in builder confidence.

Video: Subprime and the Fed ( Larry Goldstone, Thornburg Mortgage president and COO, and CNBC's Erin Burnett discuss the Fed's impact on the subprime market.

"Evan Almighty" Makes an Environmental Push (The Christian Post) Movie donates all building materials to Habitat for Humanity International.

Former Countrywide Executives Plead Guilty to Insider Trading (Reuters/Yahoo News) Alan Cao, Quan Zhu, and Jun Shi all plead guilty to one count of securities fraud, which carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

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