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Earth Day is dead: the EPA’s fall from a scientific organization to a manipulable political tool

Earth Day is dead: the EPA’s fall from a...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 23, 2014

I don't see why people feel compelled to celebrate Earth Day—which was yesterday if you were fortunate enough to avoid ...

VIDEO: Watch our 2014 Contractor of the Year box a guy who outweighs him by 100 lbs. in the Golden Gloves

VIDEO: Watch our 2014 Contractor of the Year box a guy...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 22, 2014

You don’t get very far in the construction business without a competitive spirit, the ability to duke it out, to ...

February brings typical downturn for number of new, used construction machines sold

February brings typical downturn for number of new,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 21, 2014

As is typical during the month of February, financed sales of new and used equipment took a dip from January ...

Despite slow start to 2014 and concerns, top construction economists forecast growth in spending and jobs

Despite slow start to 2014 and concerns, top...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 17, 2014

The outlook from respected economists in the construction industry continues to be mixed as all the elements for growth are ...

How the latest Obamacare update affects your business

How the latest Obamacare update affects your business

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Apr 17, 2014

The employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)—a.k.a. Obamacare—originally required companies with 50 or more full-time ...

United Rentals cites strong start for 1Q, will add $750 million in fleet this quarter

United Rentals cites strong start for 1Q, will add $750...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 17, 2014

United Rentals says it will bring in $750 million in fleet in the second quarter, the result of a strong ...

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 ...

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