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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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Construction spending declines 1.7 percent in March

May 01, 2013

Construction spending declines 1.7 percent in March

Construction spending decreased by 1.7 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $856.7 billion, the lowest it has been since August 2012, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. These figures come on the heels of a 1.2-percent boost ...

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Construction spending up 1.2 percent in February

Apr 05, 2013

Construction spending up 1.2 percent in February

Our sister site, Equipment World, reported this week on a 1.2-percent increase in construction spending  in February. These figures follow a 2.1-percent decrease in January, bringing the seasonally adjusted rate to $885.1 billion. That number up 7.9 percent year-over-year, and Equipment ...

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The nation is ‘hurling itself toward a fiscal cliff,’ says ABC chief economist

Oct 08, 2012

The nation is ‘hurling itself toward a fiscal cliff,’ says ABC chief economist

The U.S. Department of Labor's latest employment report is out. For some key industry sectors, it's good news -- but not for construction. This is not news we want to hear, but I certainly think it's going to fuel the fire ...

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Home builder confidence index remains flat

Mar 20, 2012

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was unchanged in March from a revised level of 28 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today.  This means that following five consecutive ...

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FMI predicts 5 percent 2012 construction growth

Mar 20, 2012

Construction consultant FMI's first-quarter 2012 Construction Outlook Report shows a 5 percent increase over 2011 for total construction put in place, or $826.3 billion. According to the report, in order for residential construction to achieve the 8 percent increase projected and ...

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Stimulus funds boost April’s construction spending numbers

Jun 15, 2010

Construction spending rose to $869 billion between March and April this year thanks to stimulus funds, according to an Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) analysis of the Census Bureau’s latest spending figures. Total construction spending rose by 2.7 percent, ...

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