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AGG1 2015 Exhibit Space Sales Strong

Momentum is beginning to build for the 2015 World of Asphalt and AGG1 exhibitions: exhibit space sales are tracking ahead of previous show cycles as leading companies sign on to display their newest equipment, products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety sectors, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

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Foxx Announces FHWA Grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced more than $4 million in grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) designed to accelerate innovation in highway project delivery. The funds are intended to help to get roads and bridges repaired and built faster and more efficiently. Additional grants will be announced in coming weeks.

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Housing Starts Dip in July

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000 units in July, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales numbers for June were revised up 16,000 to 422,000.

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