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Construction spending up 0.4% in April despite another dip in government spending

Construction spending up 0.4% in April despite another...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2013

Spending on construction projects in the United States rose 0.4 percent in April, continuing a volatile trend in 2013 of ...

U.S new-home sales rise; home prices jump to highest level in 7 years

U.S new-home sales rise; home prices jump to highest...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 28, 2013

The number of new homes sold in April rose 2.3 percent to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 454,000, the highest ...

Housing starts tumble 16.5% in April, but surge in permits suggests continued recovery

Housing starts tumble 16.5% in April, but surge in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 16, 2013

The start of construction on homes fell drastically in April, one month after reaching a level of home starts the ...

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 ...

Construction economists: spending on slow upward march, housing has long way to go

Construction economists: spending on slow upward march,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on May 10, 2013

There are several pluses and minuses in today’s construction spending front, although the overall picture is trending upwards, agreed three ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Construction materials prices flat in March as diesel price drop negates lumber and plywood increases

Construction materials prices flat in March as diesel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 15, 2013

According to the latest Producer Price Index from Associated General Contractors of America, the prices for construction materials were flat ...

Washington Post: Housing hasn’t led to hiring boom because construction jobs already historically high

Washington Post: Housing hasn’t led to hiring...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 10, 2013

Though construction industry employment in the U.S. is steadily improving—adding 18,000 jobs in March amid a dreary overall jobs report—the ...

Manufacturing growth slows despite increase in construction spending

Manufacturing growth slows despite increase in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 05, 2013

The majority of financial analysts expected growth in the manufacturing sector to accelerate in March thanks to the boom in ...

Construction equipment investment expected to continue above average growth in 2013

Construction equipment investment expected to continue...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 04, 2013

Construction equipment investment is expected to continue to grow and an above average rate over the next three to six motnhs, ...

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