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Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close skills gap through job training and apprenticeships

Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 16, 2014

Today, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced a $600 million initiative that seeks to equip more workers ...

Home starts up 2.8% in March, builder confidence up slightly

Home starts up 2.8% in March, builder confidence up...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 16, 2014

Home starts rose 2.8 percent in March due to an increase in single-family homes, signaling what many analysts hope to ...

Americans would rather pay more taxes to fund infrastructure over national defense or health care

Americans would rather pay more taxes to fund...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 10, 2014

If given the choice, more Americans would be willing to designate taxes to infrastructure than to national defense or health ...

Fort Hood shooting shows why kinship is key to great leadership

Fort Hood shooting shows why kinship is key to great...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 04, 2014

I spent the early part of this week writing about our 2014 Contractor of the Year for the May issue ...

Technology is still not a top priority for most construction firms, but improving economy could change that (INFOGRAPHIC)

Technology is still not a top priority for most...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 03, 2014

A recent survey indicates that while technology is not a top priority for the majority of construction firms in North ...

Republican Senators turn tables on investigation in vocal defense of Caterpillar during tax hearing

Republican Senators turn tables on investigation in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2014

Though a U.S. Senate report written by Michigan Democrat Sen. Carl Levin concluded that Caterpillar had done nothing illegal in ...

Homebuilding declines but construction spending up 0.1% in February

Homebuilding declines but construction spending up 0.1%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. ticked up 0.1 percent in February despite a decline in homebuilding, according to preliminary data ...

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small town’s moment of crisis provides framework for growth

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2014

Each February, Gale Nitteberg, his wife Sandy and their grandchildren pack up and head south for about a month to ...

Caterpillar to defend tax strategy before U.S. Senate today, will likely receive support from John McCain

Caterpillar to defend tax strategy before U.S. Senate...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 31, 2014

Caterpillar has confirmed an earlier report by saying it is scheduled to testify in a U.S. Senate hearing on whether ...

The 6 habits of highly successful construction company owners

The 6 habits of highly successful construction company...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 28, 2014

In our recent special report, “The Future of Your Construction Company”, we focused so much on contractors retiring or transitioning ...

Report: Senate panel investigating Caterpillar for avoiding taxes

Report: Senate panel investigating Caterpillar for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2014

A U.S. Senate panel that has investigated Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Apple for avoiding paying federal taxes has now turned its ...

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with “groundhog”-like growth from nonresidential

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2014

Construction industry consultant FMI has released what it calls a "cautiously optimistic" outlook for the industry in 2014 in its ...

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