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US construction spending rose to nearly 11-year high

For the first time since 1990, the maximum penalties for workplace safety violations from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are increasing. (File)

WASHINGTON — U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools. Construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February to the highest level since April ...

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Construction spending fell 0.9 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending fell in July from June by the largest amount in a year, weighed down by a big drop in home improvement projects. But spending on construction of single-family homes and apartments increased again, a hopeful ...

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Construction spending rose 0.4 percent in June

WASHINGTON  — Another strong gain in homebuilding pushed U.S. construction spending up for a third straight month in June, a further indication that the battered housing industry is showing signs of life. Construction spending rose 0.4 percent in June following ...

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Construction spending up but pace is still weak

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders increased spending on homes, office buildings and other projects in August after a big decline in July. The gain still left the construction industry far below levels considered healthy. The Commerce Department says construction spending rose ...

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Construction spending up for third straight month

WASHINGTON — Construction spending rose for a third straight month in November, helped by another increase in housing and a record level for spending on federal building projects. The Commerce Department says construction spending increased 0.4 percent in November following ...

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