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Lend/Lease Construction to build Hagerstown school

Lend/Lease Construction, a unit of an Australian real estate and infrastructure development company, has been selected by the Washington County Board of Education to build a school to replace the 81-year-old Bester Elementary School in Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown ...

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Home building jumps 15 percent in September

WASHINGTON — Homes were built in September at the fastest pace in 17 months, a hopeful sign for the economy. Most of the gain was driven by a surge in volatile apartment construction. That should help create jobs and boost ...

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Obama council makes urgent plea for jobs measures

WASHINGTON — Decrying the human toll of the nation’s economic and financial crisis, a group of corporate and labor leaders advising President Barack Obama is calling for sweeping and urgent changes in government policies, from liberalized immigration and less restrictive ...

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U.S. economy continues to grow modestly

WASHINGTON — The nation’s economy is managing to grow modestly, reports Monday showed, despite high U.S. unemployment and growing alarm about Europe’s debt crisis. Manufacturing expanded in September more than in August, though the pace of growth remains weak, according ...

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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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Environmental group has standing, says Court of Appeals

An environmental group has standing to challenge roadway construction it says may pollute the Patuxent River, because one of its members paddles on and draws and sells maps of the waterway, Maryland’s top court has ruled. The Court of Appeals, ...

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Construction begins on Maryland’s largest solar project

EMMITSBURG — Constellation Energy says it has begun construction on Maryland’s largest solar power project, a 16.1 megawatt installation in Emmitsburg. Energy produced at the $60 million solar power plant on 100 acres leased from Mount St. Mary’s University will ...

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Flawed concrete used in I-70, I-95 projects

A Hagerstown man has acknowledged he approved substandard concrete products used in construction projects on Interstate 70 and the Capital Beltway. U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein says 32-year-old Santos Rivas pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to three ...

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Maryland jurisdictions can adopt different building code in 2012

Starting next year, jurisdictions in the state can choose to adopt an internationally accepted green building code for private and public construction. “This will make it easier and cheaper to build green,” said Stuart Kaplow, president of the U.S. Green ...

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