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February Construction Slips 4 percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $404.9 billion, new construction starts in February fell 4 percent from the previous month, it was reported by McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Nonresidential building lost momentum for the second month in a row, and the public works sector retreated after its elevated pace in January.

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Economic Study Details Cumulative Impact of Regulations

The U.S. cement industry is currently facing no fewer than seven different existing or proposed EPA regulatory standards that, cumulatively, will severely hamper the industry and the economy for minimal environmental benefit, according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA).

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Obama Signs Transportation Extension

The National Stone Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) reports that President Obama signed a surface-transportation legislation extension that will keep the federal highway program operating, and provide some certainty for the 2011 construction season. The legislation previously passed both the House and Senate.

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USGS Reports 4th Quarter, Final 2010 Production Volume

An estimated 479 Mt of total aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 3 percent compared with that of the same period of 2009. The estimated annual output of aggregates produced for consumption in 2010 was 2.00 Gt, a slight increase compared with that of 2009.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

At ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011, social media is playing an increasing role. Today's social media technologies make it easy for you to communicate and share ideas with like-minded peers who face similar business challenges and opportunities. Plus, show management is regularly making social-media-only offers like V.I.P. passes, giveaways and coupons.

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