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Skilled construction worker shortage already stifling economic recovery

Skilled construction worker shortage already stifling...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 17, 2013

It looks like Executive Editor Tom Jackson's fear of construction's current labor shortage stifling the economic recovery is already coming ...

Builder confidence up on strengthening housing market, but majority rate still rate it “fair” or “poor”

Builder confidence up on strengthening housing market,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 15, 2013

Though the reading is not at a point where more home builders view the current market for newly-built, single-family as ...

U.S. rental construction, lack of first-time home buyers a sign of “inferior housing recovery”?

U.S. rental construction, lack of first-time home...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 08, 2013

Despite recent dips in construction spending and employment, the mood in the industry is, well, better. Better than it was ...

Better Roads: Time to start applying pressure on Congress for transportation bill replacement

Better Roads: Time to start applying pressure on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 08, 2013

Citing a report from the Congressional Budget Office that details a nearly bankrupt Highway Trust Fund and the real possibility ...

Caterpillar to layoff 300 at mining facility in Illinois, close tunneling plant in Toronto

Caterpillar to layoff 300 at mining facility in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 06, 2013

In the wake of a first quarter that saw profits tumble 45 percent, mostly due to low demand for mining ...

Construction unemployment rate drops despite losing 6k jobs in April

Construction unemployment rate drops despite losing 6k...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 03, 2013

After riding a four-month streak of employment gains to the highest total employment the industry had seen in nearly four ...

Construction spending dips 1.7% in March due to drop in government building; up 4.9% annually

Construction spending dips 1.7% in March due to drop in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2013

According to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department Wednesday, construction spending dropped 1.7 percent during March to its lowest ...

Caterpillar CEO talks hybrid tech, rental business at Bauma

Caterpillar CEO talks hybrid tech, rental business at...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 16, 2013

Noting that the 2010 Icelandic volcano prevented him from attending the last Bauma show, Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar president and CEO, ...

Housing starts jump 7% in March to highest level since before recession

Housing starts jump 7% in March to highest level since...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 16, 2013

The housing recovery boom marches on. Following a month of stagnation in February, housing starts jumped 7 percent in March ...

$2.3 billion of 2014 Army budget goes to construction

$2.3 billion of 2014 Army budget goes to construction

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 15, 2013

Army officials recently took time to discuss their military branch's $129.7 billion portion of the federal budget for the 2014 ...

Construction, other industries speak out against guest worker deal

Construction, other industries speak out against guest...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 12, 2013

Just when it looked like the final hurdle to immigration reform had been cleared, dozens of business groups, including half ...

Obama’s 2014 budget includes $50B for infrastructure, “full support” for MAP-21

Obama’s 2014 budget includes $50B for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 12, 2013

President Barack Obama has submitted his 2014 Fiscal Year Budget to Congress and a great deal of money has been ...

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