Tags: U.S. Commerce Department

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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Mack intros powertrain, comments on construction market

Mar 26, 2012

At its press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Mack introduced it’s “Pedigree Powertrain”, an integrated powertrain with engine, transmission and axles. Pedigree-spec’d trucks will be adorned with a gold Bulldog hood ornament. “Components designed to work together ...

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New home sales slow by 1.6 percent in February

Mar 26, 2012

Sales of newly built, single-family homes slowed 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 313,000 units in February, according to data jointly released by HUD and the U.S. Commerce Department today."While many builders are seeing more traffic through ...

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Steel import permit applications down 15 percent

Sep 01, 2010

Based on the U.S. Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported on Sept. 1 that steel import permit applications for the month of August totaled 2,082,000 net tons ...

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