Building construction

February 16, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale. The Commerce Department says housing starts came in at an annual pace of 1.33 million in January, up...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, photo, Bryan Kirschner, left, and his wife, Holly Ferguson, supporters of a proposed development plan, stand in front of their tall, narrow house, which sits adjacent to older, traditional homes, in Seattle. A massive influx of new residents and an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city's crisis of homelessness. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 12, 2018 - 1:41 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city's crisis of homelessness...
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This Monday, July 17, 2017, photo, shows a partial view of construction underway in downtown Miami. On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in December. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
February 01, 2018 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders pushed construction spending up 0.7 percent in December to a record high. It was the fifth consecutive monthly gain with all major sectors showing modest increases. The December increase followed a 0.6 percent rise in November, the Commerce Department reported...
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A drone hovers as a statue of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II is relocated at the Grand Egyptian Museum near the great Pyramids, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The museum is scheduled to open later this year. Arabic at top reads, "long live Egypt." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 25, 2018 - 11:24 am
CAIRO (AP) — With much fanfare, Egypt on Thursday placed the ancient statue of one of its most famous pharaohs, Ramses II, in the entrance hall of a new antiquities' museum under construction near the pyramids of Giza, just outside Cairo. This was fourth time the statue, which dates back 3,300...
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Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva greets supporters during a visit to the metallurgic syndicate headquarters in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. An appellate court in Brazil is considering whether to uphold or throw out a corruption conviction against da Silva, a decision that could impact whether the former leader can run for president. The 72-year-old leads preference polls for October’s race. (AP Photo/Marcelo Chello)
January 24, 2018 - 7:18 pm
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian appellate court delivered a blow to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's hopes of running for a third term, unanimously upholding a graft conviction against him Wednesday and even adding years to his prison sentence. The decision was the latest legal...
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In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, photo, construction continues on a high-rise condominium project in Miami. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in December. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
January 18, 2018 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 percent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the monthly decline put U.S. housing starts at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19...
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In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, photo, workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. On Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in November. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 03, 2018 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders spent 0.8 percent more on construction projects in November, the fourth consecutive monthly gain. November advance follows October's revised 0.9 percent gain, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The increase brought total construction spending for the month to a...
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FILE- In this Aug. 10, 2017 file photo, a construction worker walks in front of the St. Nicholas National Shrine in New York. Work on the Greek Orthodox church destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza has been temporarily suspended by the construction company. It comes amid financial difficulties and questions over how funds have been managed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 26, 2017 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Construction on a Greek Orthodox church to replace one that was crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been temporarily suspended amid rising costs and questions over how donations have been managed. The St. Nicholas National Shrine next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza was to...
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In this Thursday, May 4, 2017, photo, construction workers work on the site of an apartment high-rise in Miami. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on the pace of U.S. home construction in November. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
December 19, 2017 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes increased 3.3 percent in November — with the gain largely coming from single-family houses being built at the strongest pace in more than a decade. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders broke ground on homes last month at a seasonally...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in a Texas county devastated by Hurricane Harvey approved new regulations Tuesday on building construction in flood-prone locations, rules they touted as the nation's toughest for a major metropolitan area. The rules taking effect Jan. 1 in unincorporated parts of Harris...
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