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Construction spending up 0.5% in May to nearly 4-year high behind rise in government spending

Construction spending up 0.5% in May to nearly 4-year...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2013

Spending on construction projects in the U.S. saw a second consecutive month of gains in May, rising 0.5 percent to ...

Home construction starts up 6.8% in May

Home construction starts up 6.8% in May

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2013

After a tumble of 14.8 percent in April, U.S. home construction starts rose 6.8 percent in May, according to new ...

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 ...

U.S. home construction surges in December to highest mark since 2008

U.S. home construction surges in December to highest...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 18, 2013

In December, builders began work on new homes at the fastest rate since the Summer of 2008, according to numbers ...

Construction spending up 7.7 percent in November

Construction spending up 7.7 percent in November

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jan 02, 2013

Construction spending increased by 7.7 percent in the year between November 2011 and November 2012, to nearly $866 million, according ...

Oil shale boom makes North Dakota “fastest-growing state”

Oil shale boom makes North Dakota...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 20, 2012

You can put this news solidly in construction’s “win” column. North Dakota, site of the Bakken oil shale boom, is the ...

Housing starts dip in November, remain far ahead of 2011

Housing starts dip in November, remain far ahead of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 19, 2012

Privately-owned housing starts in the month of November were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 861,000, according to figures released ...

Construction spending hits highest mark in 3 years

Construction spending hits highest mark in 3 years

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 03, 2012

Construction spending increased by 9.6 percent in the year between October 2011 and October 2012, to a 37-month high of ...

Now that the economy has opened a lot of ears

Now that the economy has opened a lot of ears

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Nov 01, 2012

By Marcia Gruver Doyle   Sigh. The U.S. Census Bureau has just released two studies. The first, Field of Degree and Earnings by Selected ...

Government figures ignore “higher learning” options

Government figures ignore “higher learning”...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 12, 2012

Sigh. The U.S. Census Bureau has just released two studies. The first, Field of Degree and Earnings by Selected Employment Characteristics: 2011, shows ...

Building permits dip, housing starts rise in August

Building permits dip, housing starts rise in August

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 19, 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development report on August housing statistics show the following: Building permits: Privately-owned housing ...

Construction spending declines in July

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 06, 2012

Construction spending decreases 0.9 percent in July, according to the September 4 report by the United States Census Bureau, which ...

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