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AEM, MSHA Reconfirm Health And Safety Cooperative Alliance

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) have reconfirmed their previously established alliance to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces related to mining operations.

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Judges Select Best Transportation Projects in Western Region

Projects that reduced congestion, shortened project delivery times, improved access to rural communities, and made commuting safer were recognized as winners of America's Transportation Awards at the annual meeting of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

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Builder Confidence Gains Two Points in July

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 15 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for July. The gain largely offsets a three-point dip recorded in June, and marks the ninth time out of the past 10 months in which the index has held within the same three-point range.

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Construction Unemployment Slips Again in June

Construction employment remained mired in a five-year-long slump as the industry shed another 9,000 jobs from May to June, according to an analysis of new federal employment data released July 9 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that declines in public sector construction activity will negate any pickup in private sector demand unless Congress and states promptly and fully fund needed infrastructure spending and streamline the approval process for public projects.

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