Eagle Materials Reports Strong Second Quarter
Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2016 14:40
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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Carmeuse Lime and Stone Donates Limestone for Park
Published: Friday, 21 October 2016 14:51
Carmeuse Lime and Stone recently donated 4,000 tons of limestone to Wald Park, Inc., a nonprofit in Maysville, Ky., that is renovating a park into a modern, state-of-the-art sports complex for the surrounding community.
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Groups Press Candidates on Infrastructure Funding
Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:40
Thirty-four of the nation's leading business, labor, transportation and travel groups called on both major party presidential candidates to include long-term, sustainable funding measures as part of their infrastructure plans and are offering to help get those plans enacted in letters sent to both campaigns this week. The various groups said that finding ways to pay for future improvements to the nation's transportation infrastructure would help boost employment levels and economic growth.
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Housing Starts Drop in September; Permits Rise
Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:13
A sharp decline in multifamily production brought overall nationwide housing starts down 9 percent in September, according to newly released data from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. However, both single-family production and overall permit issuance posted solid gains.
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Forecast: Construction Starts to Increase in 2017
Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:10
Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2017 will advance 5 percent to $713 billion, following gains of 11 percent in 2015 and an estimated 1 percent in 2016.
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