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Outlook report: Equipment rentals showing recovery

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 13, 2010

Economic forecasting firm IHS Global Insight reports in data prepared for the American Rental Association (ARA) and Rental Management magazine reports that the equipment rental industry is starting to show signs of recovery from the national recession. “The Outlook report indicates that, ...

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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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Annual China construction spending up 9 percent

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 21, 2010

Construction expenditures in China are expected to rise 9.1 percent per annum in real terms through 2014, moderating significantly from the pace of the 2004-2009 period. Notwithstanding its deceleration in growth, China still represents the fastest growing major national market in ...

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Construction spending down to $846.2 billion, lowest in 7 years

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 05, 2010

Construction spending in the U.S. fell in February to the lowest level in more than seven years, according to an April 1 Bloomberg report. The report noted that the 1.3 percent decrease to $846.2 billion, the lowest since November 2002, followed a revised 1.4 ...

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Jobs Bill = [some] jobs

John Latta - Mar 29, 2010

Infrastructure spending = jobs. Why is this simple equation not fully understood in Washington? Maybe it is understood but not accepted. Sometimes its possible to see Congress as a group of people standing out in the rain arguing about the best way ...

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2009 a difficult year but 'devastating' to the construction industry

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 21, 2010

It's no secret that it's rough out there. It's been that way for a while now. But in the construction industry, we've been one of the hardest hit job sectors. While only 5 percent of the U.S. workforce, construction workers shouldered ...

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