The 2006 BUILDER 100 Revealed (BUILDER Online) While D.R. Horton remains on top, Lennar Corp. rode a 7,209-unit closings increase to become the new No. 2 and tightened the gap on the list leader to just 3,842 closings. Pulte Homes shifts back to third, after its closings declined 9.08 percent, with Centex Corp. and KB Home rounding out the top five.

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Home Builder Warns of Lower Revenue (The New York Times) Luxury home builder Toll Brothers says it expects to report lower quarterly revenue and warns that profits would fall short of its own forecasts, as the downturn in the home market continues.

Congress Debates Mortgage Reform (Yahoo News/Associated Press) Congress looks at potential reforms to risky home lending practices, although a House subcommittee hearing suggests lawmakers are still sorting out the complex workings of the mortgage market and wondering whether reforms will be necessary or helpful.

Charges Dismissed Against Goldman Sachs (Yahoo News/Associated Press) Shareholders who lost money following Fannie Mae's accounting scandal may not include investment house Goldman, Sachs & Co. in a securities fraud lawsuit against the mortgage giant, a federal judge says.

Buffett: Subprime Problems Not a Big Economic Threat (Yahoo News/Reuters) U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett says problems in the U.S. subprime lending industry are unlikely to pose a major threat to the overall U.S. economy.

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