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Vulcan Third Quarter Revenues Down, Profits Up

Vulcan Materials Co. announced results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016. Total revenues decreased $30 million, or 3 percent, to $1,008 million. Gross profit increased $13 million, or 4 percent, to $304 million.

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Barton Dies; Former Caterpillar Chairman

Glen Barton, former Caterpillar Inc. chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), died in Peoria, Ill., at age 77. Barton retired in 2004 after nearly 43 years of service to Caterpillar, spending the last five as chairman and CEO. 

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WOTUS Rule Flawed, Says Congressional Committee

The process that led to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule “was rife with legal shortcuts, predetermined conclusions, and politically-driven timelines,” according to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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New Home Sales Rise in September

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.1 percent in September from a downwardly revised August reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Eagle Materials Reports Strong Second Quarter

Eagle Materials Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 ended Sept. 30, 2016. Notable items for the quarter include (comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are with the prior year’s second quarter):

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