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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, ...

Construction spending up 7.9 percent annually, home building at highest level in 4 years

Construction spending up 7.9 percent annually, home...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2013

Thanks to a surge in home building, construction spending grew 1.2 percent in February, according to seasonally-adjusted data from the ...

Smart, skilled class of contractors necessary to navigate worst recovery in modern history

Smart, skilled class of contractors necessary to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

In this era of partisan news both sides will spin any facts any way to make their side look better. ...

NAHB survey finds labor shortages in “all aspects” of home building

NAHB survey finds labor shortages in “all...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2013

According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, labor shortages are hurting the housing and economic recoveries ...

Permits, labor shortage cause delays as builders scramble to meet huge housing demand

Permits, labor shortage cause delays as builders...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2013

“I’ve also never seen a market turn so quickly.” That's what Kurt K. Colgan, a broker with Lyon Real Estate of ...

Why isn’t construction hiring booming like housing? Hoarding.

Why isn’t construction hiring booming like...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 21, 2013

Citing a phenomenon that might not make much sense to those outside of the industry, Neil Irwin took to the ...

Housing starts stall in February

Housing starts stall in February

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 20, 2013

After a big dip in January, housing starts basically stalled in February, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Commerce ...

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