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New Construction Starts in December Jump 23 Percent

By Mark S. Kuhar

New construction starts in December climbed 23 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $530 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw- Hill Companies. The sharp increase for total construction followed two months of lackluster activity, as several very large projects in December helped to lift the pace of contracting.

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November Construction Slips 5 Percent

By Mark S. Kuhar

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $421.3 billion, new construction starts in November fell 5 percent from the previous month, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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August Construction Advances 8 Percent

By Mark S. Kuhar

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $433.9 billion, new construction starts in August climbed 8 percent compared to July, as reported by McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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Lawsuit Seeks to Block Liberty Quarry Environmental Report

A massive environmental study justifying Granite Construction’s Liberty Quarry project in Temecula, Calif., is the target of another lawsuit, this time from a grassroots group and a local conservation district. The litigation filed by Save Our Southwest Hills and the Elsinore-Murrieta-Anza Resource Conservation District seeks to overturn Riverside County’s certification of the report, an 8,500-page analysis of Liberty Quarry.

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