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Construction spending up 7.1% annually as nine-month streak of increases is snapped

Construction spending up 7.1% annually as nine-month...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 01, 2013

A nine-month string of increases in revised construction spending figures was snapped in January, falling 2.1 percent from December 2012 ...

Growth slows in U.S. exports of construction equipment

Growth slows in U.S. exports of construction equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 27, 2013

After enjoying surges of 43 percent in 2011 and 28 percent in 2010, growth in U.S. exports of construction equipment ...

New home sales surge 16% to nearly 3-year high

New home sales surge 16% to nearly 3-year high

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2013

New home sales made a huge leap in January, rising nearly 16 percent from December 2012, according to data from ...

A dozer goes up for auction during a Ritchie Bros. event in Kissimmee, Florida. has brought in 9,500 pieces to be sold in an unreserved auction to some 1,800 bidders

Ritchie Bros. president sees turnaround for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 21, 2013

The Ritchie Bros. equipment auction is in full swing here in Kissimmee, Florida, and given the robust nature of the ...

Economists forecast housing-fueled construction job growth

Economists forecast housing-fueled construction job...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2013

Goldman Sachs economists recently forecasted a housing recovery-fueled increase to the pace of added jobs each month to between 25,000 ...

Obama stresses importance of construction, infrastructure, skilled labor in State of the Union

Obama stresses importance of construction,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 13, 2013

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama stressed the great importance of construction, housing, infrastructure, ...

POLL: Are you optimistic about the construction industry in 2013?

POLL: Are you optimistic about the construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 12, 2013

There are plenty of people who get paid to make forecasts regarding how successful or unsuccessful our industry will be. ...

Nonresidential construction index stagnates year-to-year, mixed outlook for 2013

Nonresidential construction index stagnates...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2013

The FMI Nonresidential Construction index rose to 58.1 in the first quarter of 2013, up 2.6 points from Q4 2012's ...

Home sales rise to best in 5 years

Home sales rise to best in 5 years

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Feb 05, 2013

Despite falling below November’s pace, December sales of previously-owned homes were up 12.8 percent year-over-year, CNN Money reported. Full-year sales increased ...

PCA Pres: “Pendulum is swinging back” for construction industry (WOC 2013)

PCA Pres: “Pendulum is swinging back” for...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 05, 2013

You don't usually get a pair of sunglasses at a press conference. And, given the recent tough years for the ...

Recession results in evolving construction markets

Recession results in evolving construction markets

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 01, 2013

Prolonged periods of economic difficulty add velocity to evolutionary changes in many industries. The Great Recession and the long shadow ...

U.S. jobless claims fall to five-year low

U.S. jobless claims fall to five-year low

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jan 25, 2013

The number of initial jobless claims in the United States fell to a five-year low in mid-January, a sign of ...

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