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Eagle Materials Appoints Haack COO

Eagle Materials Inc. appointed Michael Haack to the position of chief operating officer (COO), reporting to Steve Rowley, president and CEO. The COO position is a newly created one in response to the company's significant growth and continued strategic expansion in construction and energy-related markets.

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Tax Extender Legislation Comes Late in Game

The House of Representatives voted 378 to 46 to retroactively extend $45 billion in tax deductions for the 2014 tax year, allowing millions of businesses and individuals to claim them on this year’s returns. On Dec. 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act (H.R. 5771) into law.

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IronPlanet, Cat Auction to Merge

IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, and Associated Auction Services LLC, an alliance of Caterpillar and several of its independent Cat dealers that operates under the name of Cat Auction Services, have signed an agreement to merge the two companies.

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