BUILDER Magazine Wins ASBPE Magazine of the Year Award (BUILDER Staff) The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has named Hanley Wood's Builder "Magazine of the Year" in the 80,000+ circulation category.

Bear Stearns Hedge Funds File for Bankruptcy ( Two funds were heavily exposed to struggling U.S. mortgage industry.

Beazer Homes' Stock Plummets as Rumors Swirl (BUILDER Online) Atlanta-based home builder issues statement refuting bankruptcy rumors.

M/I Homes Goes on the Defensive (BUILDER Online) "Challenging conditions" cited by Columbus, Ohio-based builder.

Is Warren Buffett Looking to Hook a Builder? (BUILDER Online) Hovnanian, or some other large builder, might make an intriguing addition to Berkshire Hathaway's expansive housing-related portfolio.

Homeownership Rates Continue to Slip (BUILDER Online) An economic pillar cracks, and the subprime mortgage collapse is blamed.

Kids' Health and Grades Linked to Housing (BUILDER Online) Research positions housing alongside health and education as a core issue on the national agenda.

Regulatory Overkill? (BUILDER Online) Mortgage pros say proposed rules from Fed and Congress unnecessary.

Masco Corp. Drops 6 Percent (BUILDER Online) Manufacturer says weak housing industry contributes to quarterly losses.

U.S. Foreclosures Are Up 56 Percent in First Half of 2007 (BUILDER Online) The report also shows a foreclosure rate of one foreclosure filing for every 134 U.S. households for the first half of the year.

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