Eagle Materials' Concrete and Aggregates, Cement Revenues Spike

Eagle Materials Inc reported financial results for fiscal year 2017 and the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017. Notable items for the fiscal year and quarter include:

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Sens. Warner, Blunt Introduce Bipartisan BRIDGE Act

Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) led a bipartisan coalition of senators in introducing legislation to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation’s outdated infrastructure. 

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Connecticut Needs Major Improvements to Roads, Bridges

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Connecticut motorists a total of $6.1 billion statewide annually – as much as $2,378 per driver in some urban areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. 

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MSHA Issues New Serious Accident Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a new Metal/Nonmetal Serious Accident Alert.

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Schaeffer Disputes Study on Impacts and Mitigation of NOx Emissions

Improved “real-world” vehicle testing standards and increased adoption of new diesel technology to replace older diesels would play a major role in helping to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, according to Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

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