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Construction spending rises 0.1% in May

Jul 01, 2014

Construction spending rises 0.1% in May

Construction spending in the U.S. saw a slight increase in May and for the second straight month the gains are largely due to increases in government projects. Construction spending rose to $956.1 billion in April, an increase of 0.1 percent from ...

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What you need to know about federal transportation funding

Jun 13, 2014

What you need to know about federal transportation funding

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is a major talking point in the highway construction industry right now, especially because the major funding source is likely to run out of money in less than three months. HTF insolvency would mean projects ...

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Construction spending rises 0.2% in April

Jun 05, 2014

Construction spending rises 0.2% in April

Thanks to gains in both government projects and home building, U.S. construction spending saw another slight boost in April, rising to its highest level in five years. Construction spending rose to $953.5 billion in April, an increase of 0.2 percent from ...

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Construction spending rises 0.2% in March

May 02, 2014

Construction spending rises 0.2% in March

U.S. construction spending was up slightly in March due mainly to increases in private residential construction, now at its highest rate in nearly six years. Total spending rose in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $942.5 billion, up 0.2 ...

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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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Government spending bill includes $71.3 billion for DOT

Jan 17, 2014

Government spending bill includes $71.3 billion for DOT

Congress on Thursday passed a $1 trillion government spending bill for 2014, which includes a total of $71.3 billion for the Department of Transportation (DOT), our sister site Better Roads reports. The omnibus bill provides $17.8 billion in discretionary (optional) appropriations ...

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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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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 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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DOT, HUD spending bills fail to pass Senate, House before recess

Aug 02, 2013

DOT, HUD spending bills fail to pass Senate, House before recess

The proposed spending bills for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development failed to pass in the Senate and the House this week before lawmakers take a recess , according to our sister site, Better Roads. The Senate rejected ...

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