This Week’s Market Buzz

According to the Winona Daily News, Independence, Minn., Common Council members gave the green light to annex a portion of the city’s land after previously denying the request. The council rejected the estimated 250-acre annexation proposed by Hi-Crush Proppants LLC during a meeting Oct. 22, but brought the petition back for a special session to vote again. The annexation was…

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‘I Make America’ Expands Identity

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October 28, 2013 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers(AEM) announced all domestic policy advocacy efforts on behalf of the equipment manufacturing industry will now be integrated under the I Make America banner. I Make America began as a national grassroots campaign and now has nearly 30,000 supporters across the country that advocate to dramatically increase jobs for America’s equipment manufacturers.

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Construction Spending Rises

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce reported that construction spending during August 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $915.1 billion, 0.6 percent (±2.1 percent) above the revised July estimate of $909.4 billion. The August figure is 7.1 percent (±2.3 percent) above the August 2012 estimate of $854.0 billion.

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