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New Study Estimates Public Health Costs of Traffic Congestion

New research by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA) at the School of Public Health estimates that the additional fine particulate matter emissions that can be traced back to traffic congestion in the nation's 83 largest urban areas lead to more than 2,200 premature deaths in the U.S. last year. The related public health cost, researchers say, was, conservatively, at least $18 billion.

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Weak Job Statistics Elicit Strong Response from Industry

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis responded to the disappointing May jobs report just released by the federal government.

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Tennessee Materials Lands New Barge for Water Shipments

Tennessee Materials Corp. (TMC) of Savannah, Tenn., announced that a new barge is being shipped from its new limestone quarry located at Linden, Tenn., mile marker 145.8 on the Tennessee River.

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Deere Reports Record Second-Quarter Earnings of $904 Million

Deere & Co. reported net income of $904.3 million, or $2.12 per share, for the second quarter ended April 30, compared with $547.5 million, or $1.28 per share, for the same period last year.

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Cherry Wins StarTex Power Field Contract

Cherry, a Houston-based demolition contractor and producer of recycled materials, is providing cement stabilized sand for the StarTex Power Field, which is the new minor league baseball facility now under construction in Sugar Land, Texas.

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