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U.S. construction industry gains jobs, spending falters

Brian Ethridge - Aug 04, 2014

U.S. construction industry gains jobs, spending falters

The U.S. construction industry added 22,000 jobs in the month of July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nonresidential construction accounts for 6,600 of those jobs, including 2,500 jobs in the heavy and civil engineering segment.That's a huge improvement when ...

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ABC, NAM want OSHA to withdraw LOI allowing unions to represent nonunion employees

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 04, 2014

ABC, NAM want OSHA to withdraw LOI allowing unions to represent nonunion employees

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) General Counsel Maurice Baskin on February 4 told the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections that a February 21, 2013 letter of interpretation (LOI) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should be withdrawn. Baskin made the ...

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American Society of Concrete Contractors Annual CEO Forum

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 14, 2011

American Society of Concrete Contractors Annual CEO Forum

The American Society of Concrete Contractors will hold its annual CEO Forum July 26-29, 2012 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, ID. The CEO Forum is a leadership and executive conference for concrete professionals. Participants include CEOs, ...

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'Unexpected good news:' Nonresidential construction spending up 1.6 percent

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 03, 2011

An Oct. 3 report by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that nonresidential construction spending, which includes both privately and publicly financed construction, was $553.1 billion in August, up 1.6 percent for the month and 0.1 percent higher from one year ...

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Senate repeals 1099 reporting requirements

Amy Materson - Apr 12, 2011

The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 4 on April 18, effectively repealing the expanded tax reporting requirements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The law had stipulated that, starting in 2012, firms would be required to file a Form ...

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Diesel, gas continue to rise

Amy Materson - Apr 05, 2011

The Department of Energy reported Monday that diesel prices rose 4.4 cents to a $3.976 per gallon national average. Gasoline also increased, rising to $3.684 cents per gallon, an 8.8-cent increase over the previous week. Compared with figures from the same ...

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ABC: The recession is over; 2010 construction outlook better than this year but still tough

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 11, 2009

The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) members "can expect a mixed bag in terms of construction activity in 2010," according ABC’s Nov. 9 construction economic outlook.  The report notes that federally funded projects, such as water/sewer and road resurfacing projects, ...

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