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Reports: Trump Says Tax Reform Can Pay for Infrastructure

President Trump told members of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee that lawmakers can find funds to pay for a major infrastructure investment program out of a pending tax overhaul, and could perhaps combine those measures, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

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Summit Offer Fizzles; CRH Acquires Ash Grove

Ash Grove Cement Co.'s previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger with CRH plc, under which CRH plc will acquire Ash Grove, has been approved by stockholders holding more than a majority of the outstanding voting stock, acting by written consent. 

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New Construction Starts Jump 14 Percent in September

The value of new construction starts in September soared 14 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $814.8 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. 

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Cemex Honored with Southern California Energy Efficiency Award

Cemex received the Southern California Edison (SCE) 2017 Energy Efficiency Award for its commitment to conserving energy and land stewardship at its Victorville Cement Plant, which has served the California High Desert community for more than 100 years.

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MSHA Issues New Serious Accident Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a new serious accident alert. On Oct. 11, 2017, a miner received an electrical shock while working in a 480-volt electrical control panel for a portable crusher without locking and tagging out the circuit.The injured miner was transported to a local hospital, treated and released.

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