Economics

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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

As Oil Prices Fall, Cost of Asphalt is on the Rise
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As Oil Prices Fall, Cost of Asphalt is on the Rise

Recent decline per barrel will still positively impact U.S. economy. More

Cement Outlook: Congress is the Wild Card
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Cement Outlook: Congress is the Wild Card

All the pieces are in place to trigger a multiyear increase in demand for portland... More

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PCA Examines Fiscal Cliff Scenarios

PCA expects cement consumption will grow 6.9% in 2012, 5.7% in 2013 and accelerate thereafter. More

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Construction Materials Prices Rise Moderately in January but Show Signs of Accelerating

Construction Association Notes that Recent Slowdown in Year-over-Year Producer Price Change Has Been Reversed for Several Key Items; Delay in Passing Highway Funding Means Projects Will Be Costlier More

PCA Economist: Pursue Paving
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PCA Economist: Pursue Paving

Ed Sullivan, chief economist for the Portland Cement Association veered off from... More

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Nonresidential Construction Spending Increases 0.9 Percent in November

Total nonresidential construction spending increased 0.9 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $555.7 billion. More

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United Rentals to Acquire RSC Holdings

United Rentals Inc. and RSC Holdings Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which United Rentals will acquire RSC in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $18.00 per share, or a total enterprise value of $4.2 billion, including $2.3 billion of net debt. More

Outlook for 2012
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Outlook for 2012

As we leave 2011 behind and inch closer to 2012, CC presents economic outlooks... More

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