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April housing starts drop 16.5 percent, building permits increase 14.3 percent

May 17, 2013

April housing starts drop 16.5 percent, building permits increase 14.3 percent

Following a month of high housing starts, the start of home construction fell in April, while an increase in building permits suggests continued recovery, according to our sister site, Equipment World. Housing starts dropped 16.5 percent from March’s revised rate of ...

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Housing starts increase 7 percent in March to highest rate in almost five years

Apr 17, 2013

Housing starts increase 7 percent in March to highest rate in almost five years

Preliminary data from the U.S. Commerce Department showed a 7-percent increase in housing starts in March, the highest level since June 2008, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. In addition to its 7-percent increase over the revised February estimate of 968,000, ...

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Various Economic Opinions Fail to Inspire Confidence

Apr 01, 2012

Various Economic Opinions Fail to Inspire Confidence

The construction materials sector has been busy with national conventions for associations, headlined by presentations from economists discussing the outlook for homebuilding and the federal highway bill. These presentations, made by highly qualified speakers with impressive pedigrees, leave one more ...

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March 2010 – Data Mining

Mar 01, 2010

March 2010 – Data Mining

AggMan Index: Turbulent Times As this is written, we are in an interesting valuation period for the sector. The public companies in the sector are in the midst of releasing their fourth quarter 2009 results, which, as expected, continue to reflect ...

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