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July employment ‘shock’ refutes recession rhetoric, encourages a September rate hike
Even construction employers hadn’t yet read the recession memo, and broad hiring and wage increases narrow the Fed’s inflation-fighting options
Researchers concur: 2023 will bring construction cost relief
IHS Markit’s June cost index suggests price momentum easing, forecasts six-month slowdown up to Linesight’s 2023 price-drop forecast
Construction slowdown, inflation, interest rates and shrinking GDP don’t guarantee recession
Economists agree U.S. growth is slowing from its 2021 surge but construction activity and larger economic factors balance the bad news
Women in construction: Why Brittany Gentilhomme is building a career in the field
This young female assistant superintendent wants encourages young people get their hands dirty and go to work
OSHA’s Covid vaccination/testing mandate suspended
OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard affecting all contractors with over 100 employees is likely to go to the U.S. Supreme Court for final ruling
$4.5-billion Louisiana hydrogen plant to create thousands of construction jobs
The facility is expected to be up and running in 2026 and will be the largest of its kind
The most expensive U.S. cities for construction
Only two American cities made the worldwide top 10, but those topping the U.S. ranking include few surprises 
When will lawmakers make a decision on infrastructure spending?
Contractors looking to expand into publicly funded projects continue to wait while lawmakers haggle over two related spending packages
Kiewit gets final nod in controversial Las Vegas interchange project
Despite a bigger price tag, Kiewit edged out two other contractors vying for the $270-million construction of key local infrastructure
LA Clippers begin construction of long-awaited $1.8-billion arena
Intuit Dome will incorporate the latest construction technology and will include amenities such as a two-sided halo video screen that will hover over the court
The worst is over for construction, so when will supply chains loosen up?
Wells Fargo economist says labor and inflation will work themselves out, but prices for raw materials remain the toughest challenge in a post-pandemic economy
Four U.S. tower crane companies make the world’s top 25
Annual global ranking reflects growth in the crane sector and a general confidence in the construction market, despite unprecedented economic challenges
Former Walmart exec scouting U.S. locations for construction of new $400-billion city
‘Telosa’ aims to be a fully sustainable metropolis located in the American desert with up to 50,000 residents as soon as 2030 
Komatsu’s newest small-size excavator is built for versatility in tight spaces
The PC78US-11 allows operators to quickly switch attachments with automatic adjustment of flow and pressure at the touch of a button 
Infrastructure plan could create one million new jobs for construction, other fields
A new report said the $1-trillion bipartisan spending package is expected to result in 883,600 new middle-class jobs if the measure passes in the coming weeks
Will Ford F-150 lose the title of topselling truck?
Production of the popular icon is disrupted as a global shortage of semiconductor chips forces Ford to make adjustments at two factories 
Herc Rentals CEO to talk about the keys to equipment rental growth at ALH Conference
Slated for Sept. 14 in Chicago, the event features speakers focused on best practices for the access and rental industries as well as networking opportunities
Top 10 construction companies in the U.S. for 2021
The latest ranking illustrates the resilience of the U.S. construction market, particularly in the residential sector, which shook things up at the top of our list 
Elon Musk targets Texas cities for next tunnel projects
San Antonio and Austin are considering underground transport loops that use Tesla electric vehicles to move people
Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. to pay $21 million after pleading no contest to wage theft charges
Over a thousand Pennsylvania workers affected by what is being called the biggest prevailing wage fraud case in U.S. history
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