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  • WASHINGTON— U.S. construction spending slipped for the second month in February, pulled down by a drop in single-family home building. Construction spending fell 0.1 percent in February after a revised 1.7 percent drop in January, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. In Wednesday's report, private spending on construction of single-family homes...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- U.S. construction spending unexpectedly fell in February and the prior month's outlays were revised to show a steeper decline than previously estimated, which could see economists further mark down their first-quarter growth forecasts. Construction spending dipped 0.1 percent to an annual rate of $967.2 billion, the Commerce...

  • Developer can start constructing bio-tech plant Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 6:48 AM ET

    NEWPORT, Vt.— A plan to build a bio-technology plant in Newport that would employ up to 500 people has been cleared for construction. The Caledonian Record reports the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation has given developer bill Stenger a green light to start construction of AnC Bio Vermont and seek new investors. The building would be at the Jay Peak...

  • It takes something more audacious to sell beachfront property these days to the global ultra-wealthy who arrive in Miami with millions to spend on second or third homes. With a slew of residential and hotel developments, Miami is embracing the notion that homes, like cars, handbags and jewelry, should carry luxe designer labels. Miami is luring Argentinians,...

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 73 or 1.3 percent, to $57.16. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 30 or 1.0 percent, to $28.53.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 47 or 1.7 percent, to $28.48. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 08 or 2.2 percent, to $3.56. Lennar Corp. rose$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $51.81.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 31- Mexico is trying to get Chinese state-run companies involved in the construction of a new $11 billion airport as it seeks to make up for a tainted rail tender that soured relations with Beijing, a source with knowledge of the government plan said. Mexico announced in September it would build the new Mexico City airport to relieve congestion...

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:48 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 48 or 1.7 percent, to $28.49. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 04 or 1.1 percent, to $3.60. Lennar Corp. rose$. 29 or. 6 percent, to $51.78.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Fluor fell$. 46 or. 8 percent, to $57.43. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 28 or 1.0 percent, to $28.55.

  • NEW YORK— A program that was supposed to rebuild homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy paid $6.8 million to contractors for work that was "flawed or incomplete," the city's comptroller said in an audit released Tuesday. Comptroller Scott Stringer's office examined the city's much-maligned Build It Back program, which was supposed to help people repair, rebuild and...

  • Senate panel considers repeal of construction wage law Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:38 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana lawmakers proposed changes Tuesday to a GOP- backed bill that would repeal the law that sets wages for public construction projects, though opponents say those efforts aren't enough to offset potential damage to the state's construction industry. Opponents argue the change would hurt many Indiana- based companies by opening the door...

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 53 or 1.9 percent, to $28.54. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 02 or. 5 percent, to $3.66. Lennar Corp. rose$. 62 or 1.2 percent, to $52.11.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 48 or. 8 percent, to $57.41. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 41 or 1.4 percent, to $28.42.

  • DUBAI/ ABU DHABI, March 31- Tourism Development& Investment Co has delayed fundraising plans to build Abu Dhabi's largest shopping mall in collaboration with a unit of French luxury goods firm LVMH, three sources aware of the matter told Reuters. The move by the Abu Dhabi state-owned investment fund, coupled with management changes at the joint venture and lower...

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 58 or 2.1 percent, to $28.01. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 08 or 2.2 percent, to $3.64. Lennar Corp. rose $1.06 or 2.1 percent, to $51.49.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were up at the close of trading:. Fluor rose $1.13 or 2.0 percent, to $57.89. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 82 or 2.9 percent, to $28.83.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 79 or 1.4 percent, to $57.55. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 56 or 2.0 percent, to $28.57.

  • Midday Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 64 or 2.3 percent, to $28.07. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 10 or 2.8 percent, to $3.66. Lennar Corp. rose $1.18 or 2.3 percent, to $51.61.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Fluor rose$. 71 or 1.3 percent, to $57.47. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 46 or 1.6 percent, to $28.47.

  • Early Glance: Homebuilders companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    DR Horton rose$. 43 or 1.6 percent, to $27.86. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. rose$. 07 or 1.9 percent, to $3.63. Lennar Corp. rose$. 77 or 1.5 percent, to $51.20.