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Vulcan Reports Aggregate Gains

NOTD Vulcan 150Vulcan Materials Co. announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. The company's first quarter results reflect "strong earnings growth and improvement in its industry-leading unit profitability in aggregates," it stated in a release.

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House Appropriations Committee Unveils Transportation Bill

The House Appropriations Committee released the text of its draft appropriations bill for the U.S. DOT for fiscal year 2016, according to the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). This legislation authorizes the highway program at $40.3 billion, the same amount as the last three years. Without more revenue going into the Highway Trust Fund, spending is limited to the existing obligations approved in the 2012 MAP-21 law.

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Three Hurt From Underground Mine Air Blast

Three workers were hurt after ground apparently shifted at an underground limestone mine in western Pennsylvania causing a rush of air through the mine's entrance, according to a report by the Associated Press.

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