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Why Higher Interest Rates Won't Hurt Your Business
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Why Higher Interest Rates Won't Hurt Your Business

On Dec. 14, the Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate for the first... More

Why the Fed's Rate Hike Is Good for the Construction Industry
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Why the Fed's Rate Hike Is Good for the Construction Industry

The positive results for lending, bonds, and monetary flexibility far outweigh the... More

Cement Consumption Estimates Drop for 2016 and '17
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Cement Consumption Estimates Drop for 2016 and '17

Post-election political uncertainty, inflation and slower construction activity... More

ADP: 216,000 Jobs Added in November
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ADP: 216,000 Jobs Added in November

According to the team of ADP and Moody's Analytics, construction saw a bump of... More

CEO who voted for Trump expects construction boom
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CEO who voted for Trump expects construction boom

Bill Sandbrook, the CEO of Texas-based U.S. Concrete, said Donald Trump's win will... More

Trump and the Construction Industry
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Trump and the Construction Industry

Easing of regulatory burden and support for worker training could benefit the... More

Survey of the Concrete Industry
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Survey of the Concrete Industry

Despite uncertainties over the global economy, U.S. presidential election, and... More

U.S. Architecture Firms See a Near-Complete Recovery Since Great Recession
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U.S. Architecture Firms See a Near-Complete Recovery Since Great Recession

The AIA’s latest survey reports that growing profitability has allowed firms to... More

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Weekly Earnings of Construction Workers Increase in Q12016

Construction related occupations ended the first quarter of 2016 with higher median wages, year-over-year growth, and a wider gender pay gap. More

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Construction Confidence Slides in the Second Half of 2015, But Still Strong

Sales expectations, profit margin expectations, and staffing level intentions of nonresidential construction industry professionals declined slightly in the second half of 2015, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) semiannual Construction Confidence Index released Thursday morning. More

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