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Construction spending rises 0.1% in February, homebuilding falls 0.8%

Apr 02, 2014

Construction spending rises 0.1% in February, homebuilding falls 0.8%

Construction spending in the U.S. ticked up 0.1 percent in February despite a decline in homebuilding, according to preliminary data from the Commerce Department. Total spending rose in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.7 billion from the revised ...

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Construction spending inches up 0.1% in December

Feb 04, 2014

Construction spending inches up 0.1% in December

U.S. construction spending slightly rose 0.1 percent in December, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from preliminary data from the Commerce Department, which show that total construction spending reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...

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U.S. housing starts drop 10% in December

Jan 20, 2014

U.S. housing starts drop 10% in December

Housing starts in the U.S. dropped 10 percent in December, according to a report from our sister site Equipment World. The decrease follows a 22.7-percent rise in home construction in November--the highest monthly gain in 24 months. The figures come from new ...

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Construction spending rises 1% in November

Jan 06, 2014

Construction spending rises 1% in November

U.S. construction spending rose 1 percent in November to a nearly 5-year high, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from preliminary data from the Commerce Department, which show that total construction spending reached a ...

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Construction spending rises 0.8% in October

Dec 02, 2013

Construction spending rises 0.8% in October

U.S. construction spending rose 0.8 percent in October to its highest mark since May 2009, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from preliminary data from the Commerce Department, which show that total construction spending ...

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Building permits rise 6.2% in October

Nov 29, 2013

Building permits rise 6.2% in October

Building permits rose 6.2 percent in October, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from new Commerce Department data, which show that building permits rose in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.034 ...

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Construction spending rises 0.6 percent in August to $915 billion

Oct 23, 2013

Construction spending rises 0.6 percent in August to $915 billion

U.S. construction spending rose 0.6 percent in August to its highest mark since April 2009, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from preliminary data from the Commerce Department, which show that total construction spending ...

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Housing starts increase 0.9% in August

Sep 18, 2013

Housing starts increase 0.9% in August

Housing starts in the U.S. increased 0.9 percent in August, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The increase follows a 6-percent rise in home construction in July. The figures come from new Commerce Department data, which show that ...

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Construction spending rises 0.6 percent in July to $900.8 billion

Sep 03, 2013

Construction spending rises 0.6 percent in July to $900.8 billion

U.S. construction spending rose 0.6 percent in July to its highest mark since June 2009, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from preliminary data from the Commerce Department, which show that total construction spending ...

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Housing starts increase 6 percent in July

Aug 16, 2013

Housing starts increase 6 percent in July

Housing starts in the U.S. increased 6 percent in July, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The increase follows a 9.9-percent drop in home construction in June. The figures come from new Commerce Department data, which show that ...

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Bloomberg report: Construction spending rises for second straight month

Jun 02, 2011

Construction spending in the U.S. rose in April for a second straight month as home-improvement expenditures increased along with construction of schools and power plants, Bloomberg reports. The news agency says that the 0.4-percent gain followed a revised 0.1 percent ...

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Construction spending down to $846.2 billion, lowest in 7 years

Apr 05, 2010

Construction spending in the U.S. fell in February to the lowest level in more than seven years, according to an April 1 Bloomberg report. The report noted that the 1.3 percent decrease to $846.2 billion, the lowest since November 2002, followed a revised 1.4 ...

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