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Dodge Momentum Index Up Slightly

The Dodge Momentum Index increased 0.5 percent in February to 146.9 (2000=100) from the revised January reading of 146.2. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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AGG1 a Huge Success in Houston

The 2018 AGG1 Academy & Expo, co-located with the World of Asphalt, concluded a successful run, March 6-8, with a very positive atmosphere, as attendees and exhibitors conducted business and discussed issues affecting future growth such as infrastructure funding and industry experts shared best practices during well-attended education sessions.

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AEM's Slater: Steel Tariffs 'Counterproductive'

President Donald Trump said his administration will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Trump said the United States will impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum, capping a fierce, months-long internal debate that reportedly divided some of the president's top advisers. 

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Natural Resource Partners Aggregates Business Rises

Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NRP) reported fourth quarter and full-year 2017 results. The company posted net income of $30.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, and net income of $88.7 million for the year.

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